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gwhizz 1st November 2018 07:45 PM

Carburetor problem
Hi all, am looking for some help and advice. I have a 00 Suzuki gs 500e with only 5000 Mls showing that was left standing for a long time. The carburetors are completely seized wit no movement what so ever and are corroded very badly. Does anyone no if other carbs from other models could be swapped and used as I.m unable to locate the same year carbs. Thank you

nednedned 1st November 2018 09:21 PM

Re: Carburetor problem
You could try boil them in diluted lemon juice. Remove all plastic and rubber parts. Then rinse with hot water after

Gixxer 2nd November 2018 02:01 AM

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Have you tried putting them in a furnace at 2000 degrees?

johnny b 2nd November 2018 08:15 AM

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They seem to be the same carbs through alpt of years.


Have you tried all Irish breakers? UK breakers? Partfinder?

chopper 2nd November 2018 01:53 PM

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Most gs500 year carbs are same .if stuck gs450/400/425/gsx400 carbs would prob go on but need jetting .

gwhizz 2nd November 2018 11:20 PM

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Thanks very much for advice lads, will follow up on your suggestions

sharpbikes 3rd November 2018 11:13 PM

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get them ultrasonically cleaned and they should be good to go once jets arent completely in shite