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Old 06-11-2011, 08:01 PM   #21
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The manual can be downloaded for free if you look.
im still looking, i keep finding older ones for early models, but ive already started taking it apart, so far i only have the gas tank off, its a start
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Well it did 'cease' to function...

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:30 AM   #23
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Hey D.... Some may disagree with what i'm about to tell you but, for me, it is sound advise. DO NOT take the bike apart untill you have a motor ready to put back in. Here is why. If you take it about now and can't find a motor till Sept. You WILL for get where things belong. it is best to leave it together IMO.
Yes you can out the 97 in your bake but there are differences. its best to wait.

if you want give me a call tomorrow and i'll try to answer what I can for you. What side of town are you on?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #24
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I have a an 06 GS500f, that sucker is really easy to work on. Get a used engine, or you can buy my bike...hehehe.
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I have a an 06 GS500f, that sucker is really easy to work on. Get a used engine, or you can buy my bike...hehehe.
i would love to take your bike off your hands but i dont think you would take my offer seeing i have no extra cash laying around..
hey how about you and i swap motors lol j/k man
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today i manage to take out the air filter box and the carb block, i disconnected all i could except the two throttle cables on top of the carb., and the clutch cable to the motor due to a rusted screw, next ill be taking off the radiator and exhaust pipe. then i should be ready to swap the motor..i hope, i think im headed in the right direction...
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #27
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Hey D.... Some may disagree with what i'm about to tell you but, for me, it is sound advise. DO NOT take the bike apart untill you have a motor ready to put back in. Here is why. If you take it about now and can't find a motor till Sept. You WILL for get where things belong. it is best to leave it together IMO.
Yes you can out the 97 in your bake but there are differences. its best to wait.

if you want give me a call tomorrow and i'll try to answer what I can for you. What side of town are you on?
man i have already broken into it and am having fun at the same time. i have been taking picture, videos and hand written notes to go back and look over, im almost finish with disconnecting everything from the motor that i can see. i think i can use your help in the near future..still tryin to figure out if i should buy the 97 engine. i dont want to wait too long, plus ill need a ride for school so
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No problem.... just let me know. what side of town you on? You are doing it right. lots of pictures will save your on the install. lol
did you try the gstwins.com board???
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Any GS500 engine should fit in there, but there are some differences. The your gs has an oil cooler and the older model did not. The gs500e tach drive is mechanical and I think they finally went electric on the F models. Could make the switch harder to work out, go over to the gstwins forum and ask. They've done most everything there.
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im still looking for another motor for the gs500???
have any thing ??/
i have cash
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where some scrap yard for bike in houston? are they any?
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Make sure you get a motor from the exact year and bike. Manufactures like to change minute things from year to year but that little thing may be a nightmare trying to convert or make a 'fix' for it.
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just a bit of advice, if you didnt know enough to check the oil on your bike before riding (every ride) then you prob shouldnt be attempting to do a motorswap on your own.

anyways, since you're obviously going against this decision (must have wrench fever) be sure to take very good pictures of EVERYTHING you do because like a poster above said you will forget everyone thinks they wont but slaps their forehead when they do. (usually many months down the road)
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Same thing i was thinking, i dont think its worth it seeing that i bought the bike for 2000 even. I wanna make it a project bike now but i need a way to work and skool,
you can buy another one and leave that one for parts

or you can part it out and sell it in parts
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Swapping out the engine on these is very very straight forward.
Forget 3 hours, take your time, make notes as you remove the old one as to where things go and the order they came off in.
If it takes you a week so what.
A workshop manual will help immensely, doesn't have to be a genuine Suzuki one either.
When it's all back in and your ready to crank it up,
check your oil
i have the repair manual i can donate for free if interested
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just a bit of advice, if you didnt know enough to check the oil on your bike before riding (every ride) then you prob shouldnt be attempting to do a motorswap on your own.

anyways, since you're obviously going against this decision (must have wrench fever) be sure to take very good pictures of EVERYTHING you do because like a poster above said you will forget everyone thinks they wont but slaps their forehead when they do. (usually many months down the road)
hey sorry man but that really doesnt apply to everyone because i taken apart and put that bike back together well over ten times. very easy stuff or wrench fever thanks though
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to each his own, although from the guy who forgot to check his oil before he went riding

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someone has either using your account to post or you're bluffing...
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someone has either using your account to post or you're bluffing...
lol no sir im not i have tons of pics of a few times i had taken it apart. i upload em in a few. i actually put in in the new motor myself but couldnt get it started i know nothing of adjusting timing and detail mechanics. im learning
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