Question about Suzuki Motorcycles
Please help and forgive me for my complete ignorance as I'm very new to the world of motorbikes. I've brought a Suzuki GS500 2011 model and tried to start it today but it won't start. It doesn't quite turn over and if I keep my finger on the ignition I can hear crackling sound which I guess is from the starter motor. Can anyone give me some help and please keep it simple. Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi ...... You can go any direction you want, how much do you want to spend ?
It's gonna be a trade off with this motor, any mod's you do to the engine will add stress to some component. Bigger bore will give more 'grunt' but may require bigger valves & carb. This in turn will increase pressure on small ends, conrods and crank big end plus your oil pump might not be able to cope with increased demand and temp's. If the engine works well for you now then may I suggest new sprockets (and chain ?) to either increase accelleration or top end. If you use it totally off road gear it for a top speed of say 55mph but you'll pull wheelies in first three gears.
Failing that save your money and trade your bike in for an XR400, dependable & proven.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
SOURCE: i have a peugeot elyseo
with 2 stroke engines there is 3 things that you need petrol air and spark if you have them the bike will run you say you have cleaned the carb have you checked the air box the filter could be blocked restricting the amount of air in also have you checked the spark plug remove it and see if you get a spark place the plug onto the engine so thats its touching some metal and try and strart the bike you should get a nice fat spark if you dont then replace the plug if you do have a look at it is it oily and black if so the the air screw on the carb needs turning 1/2 a turn inwards if its white then 1/2 turn out if it looks ok the check for compression place your finger over the hole in the engine where the plug came out and try and start the bike your finger should be pulled gently into the hole if not then the piston ring has either cracked or snapped and will need replacing
if all this is ok spray some easy start into the air box and kick the bke over it should start if it does then a new carb might be needed
hope this helps
Posted on Jun 09, 2011
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