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  1. Found the problem. When removing carbs I always...

    Found the problem. When removing carbs I always put a piece of rag into the inlet to ensure nothing gets in there while I am working on the carbs. For some dumb reason, I did not remove the rag on...
  2. GS1000G Running on 1, 2, and 4 Number 3 remains dead

    Replaced plug twice, cleaned carbs twice now. All the same jets etc. Compression as follows: 1 = 140psi, 2 = 130psi, 3 = 130psi, 4 = About 135psi - all 4 cylinders still within Suzuki specs. Bike...
  3. Problem solved. Do not know what the actual...

    Problem solved. Do not know what the actual problem was but took out igniter, pick up, plugs, coils, all fuses, sprayed some q20 on all connectors, tested as per tests in manual and re-assembled....
  4. GS1000G - firing on all 4 plugs at same time

    The heading says it all. I have now replaced the CDI unit with another unit and the same result. Anyone ever encountered a similar problem?

    I rebuilt/rewired an 81 GS1000G recently. The old loom...
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    Being a RC enthusiast, I did an experiment with...

    Being a RC enthusiast, I did an experiment with Methanol RC fuel and was pleasantly surprised with the result. Go to your local hobby store and get a liter of fuel. Cover the hard rubber air intake...
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    GS 850 and GS 1000 G sump the same?

    Can I use a GS850 sump on a GS1000 engine and vice versa?
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    Thanks for all the replies. One seem to get...

    Thanks for all the replies. One seem to get hooked on these bikes and once hooked it never seems to stop. So now I have three - two complete and this one ready to be made "new" again. Someone please...
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    Another view

    Another view
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    GS1000G - Modifeid or Original

    Just picked up a much neglected GS that I wish to clean and restore. Is this a variant or modified bike - seems to be around 1983
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    Did all the work to change clocks only to find...

    Did all the work to change clocks only to find that the fuel gauge does not work at all. At this point in time I tend to agree with all that the "voltage regulator" is faulty and will ignore the...
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    Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. This...

    Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. This happens even if I am stationary. Charging circuit is healthy - as throttle is opened, the headlamp burns brighter. Measurements correspond with Suzuki...
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    Dying fuel gauge

    Interesting phenomenon - When I start my GS1000G it purrs like a kitten and all is well. When I mount the beast and start riding, the fuel gauge acts weird. On idle it gives the "actual" level of...
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    Petcock is OEM and brand new - replaced the old...

    Petcock is OEM and brand new - replaced the old one when the tank came back from re-lining. Day two and no dead plugs so far. Thumbs crossed. Must say I bought the plugs from a different source.
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    Ok, have installed all new spark plugs again. I...

    Ok, have installed all new spark plugs again. I investigated the petcock issue and must report that it is working fine and there is no fuel in the line so the diaphragm is OK. I will report back any...
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    Bike is a GS1000G and the petcock is brand new...

    Bike is a GS1000G and the petcock is brand new because the old one was not serviceable anymore. I will check the petcock suggestion as I did not look into that possibility. Went and bought 4 new...
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    Many thanks for the input. The plugs are wet...

    Many thanks for the input.

    The plugs are wet when I remove them. Top end was redone with sleeves properly honed at engineering shop, and new rings installed. Shims done at our local Suzuki dealer...
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    Bosch WR56 spark plugs

    Will the WR56 be OK on the Suzuki GS1000G engine? - we seem to have a few bad batches B8ES from NGK and some do not even last 50km and I am tired of buying new plugs
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    Unsteady needles on Clocks

    Hi folks,

    Does anyone have a fix for me on this issue. The needles will hold steady up to a about 4000 rpm where after it starts jumping around. I have replaced both speedo and rpm cables and they...
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    Careful study of airflow and the phenomenon of...

    Careful study of airflow and the phenomenon of pressure waves led to the design of the air boxes. It is possible to get more airflow per cycle than the actual capacity of the engine and I have seen...
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    Thanks for all the replies, I will continue to...

    Thanks for all the replies, I will continue to look for a 650 engine. The information that comes from one question is amazing. Just wish the 650 had a roller crank
  21. I have bought some of those inlet manifolds and...

    I have bought some of those inlet manifolds and they are "crap" to say the least. Save yourself a lot of trouble and buy OEM
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    Here is a picture of the bike - owner assures me...

    Here is a picture of the bike - owner assures me that it is a GS750 and that it is a shaft drive. - Thanks for the replies on my question. Guess I will not take the plunge for such a transplant as I...
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    750 engine into 650 frame?

    Have a 1981 650 with bad engine - can get a 1980 750 engine still in good shape - both shaft drive - can I do such a transplant? Are there issues, will frame hold up etc. Input will be much...
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    Another view

    Another view
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    Here is an 850 shaft that has a painted front...

    Here is an 850 shaft that has a painted front mudguard. I understand that manufacture of the GS850G was stopped in 1986 (I could be wrong so educate me) but this particular bike was first registered...
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