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I have a 2001 Suzuki gs500 I did an engine swap it now has a 2002 gs500 or 550 motor on it it will fire up but when the engine get warm it shuts off while I'm riding or if its just idiling.please help

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Are the carbs set up for the new motor? Have they been balanced? Is the idle set to 1400rpm?

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SOURCE: My 1996 Suzuki GS500 idles fine but when opening the throttle they die before picking up then it ticks over at 4000RPM,, PLEASE HELP?

have you tried the obvious route of a restricted air flow or even might have a restrictor fitted to it or is it just started doing this

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SOURCE: I have a 1990 suzuki

2_1.pngThis pick up is in the side cover the bolts that hold the wires on ( the ground fail)
ground fail) the two wires where they come though the case fail
and the plug that it plugs into get dirty. The ingter and it'
s bolts that hold it on fail to connect to ground. It's a very bad Idea
to let a bike worm up for 20 minutes as it'll overheat teal bad. this
part is expensive and may have gotton hot enough to fail, 1-2
Minutes are fine to warmup any air cooled bike as the bike has to be moving for the air to go though the cooling fins. Wuth the key on and this pick-up unplugged first
and the plug wire with a plug in it so you can see the spark, cross the
qires it qas plugged into temporatrily qith a paper clip or other wire
and see if it sparks/ If it does the ingter is good and the pickup is
bad. as long as there's key on power to the coil and it doesn't fire
then the ingter is bad

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SOURCE: Hi, after riding through flood

Water in the carb float bowl? Remove the carb then remove the float bowl. Use spray carb cleaner to clean the carb. Pay special attention to the main jet.

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SOURCE: my 1996 suzuki gs500 will not fire up, it cranks but will not fire, what could my issues be?

check kill switch, fuel shut off valve, an6d fuel level

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SOURCE: 2002 Suzuki Marauder VZ800 Front cylinder does not fire till bike warms up a bit?

Definately try a spark plug first. What does the old spark plug look like? ( white, oil fouled, melted, metallic?). Usually a fuel issue will make the inoperable cylinder very hot. Might have a loose valve guide in the head, or a bent valve.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012

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