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12th February 2015, 08:11 AM
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12th February 2015, 09:10 AM
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G'Day John, Welcome to the playground mate

Oh we don't mind spongers, so long as they have paid up their subscription, or the odd one that hasn't

There are loads of good folks on here that know the GS better than sookie and have a broad range of mechanical experience into the bargain, so any problems, just shout out, one of us will have seen it or experienced it at some point. I look forward to seeing your new machine
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12th February 2015, 04:06 PM
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Hi folks, I got my bike by accident, my nephew was going to take his test last December and bought this 94M reg 500e, I got a call at the end of November asking if I would fetch it and keep hold of it until he passed, he couldn't get booked in until end Jan-Feb, so went to on holiday!, I was using the bike and 'bonded' with it as my daughter sayes lol, any way my nephew got himself a 50cc 13reg scooter to run about on so I bought this gs off him, I had not been on a bike for 18yrs and then it was a C90 lol which I had as a commuter in London, befor that my last bike was a GPZ 750turbo in 1989. I must say that I am enjoying being back on 2 wheels!!
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12th February 2015, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to the playground dave

There is nothing more satisfying than meandering up a country road on a warm sunny day taking in all that's around you...something the GS is perfect for
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12th February 2015, 06:39 PM
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12th April 2015, 07:39 AM
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Hi guys recently bought my gs500e as a project

My name is lee and just thought id say hi to everyone
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12th April 2015, 03:22 PM
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13th April 2015, 08:24 AM
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13th April 2015, 11:48 AM
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7th May 2015, 09:04 PM
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Hi,

I've owned a 'L' reg. GS500E for 2 years, which I bought/won on ebay for 410 after having my previous bike, a ZX6-r stolen. It has 37,000 miles on the clock and has a few dents and scratches (not all mine), but considering its the age it is in good condition . I have recently fitted a Delkevic exhaust system and replaced the chain and sprockets* along with the fork dust and seals. Even working on the bike is not an issue as everything is so accessible.

* The bike was registered in '94 yet the chain and sprocket kit I bought contained the newer front sprocket which was to wide to fit on the shaft with the circlip . I ordered the '93 front sprocket and it fitted. I have checked http://www.suzukicycles.org/GS-series/GS500E.shtml and the paint scheme on my bike is more like the '93 (EP) version, but in red. Does this mean my bike is a an EP, not an ER? Just wondered!!

Thanks for your time and I hope I can contribute some useful information!!

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7th May 2015, 10:38 PM
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8th May 2015, 02:14 PM
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Welcome, mine is a Dec 94 teal green which is a 95 modle, there is proberly some cross over of modle to years.
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8th May 2015, 03:53 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingy
Hi,

question The bike was registered in '94 yet the chain and sprocket kit I bought contained the newer front sprocket which was to wide to fit on the shaft with the circlip . I ordered the '93 front sprocket and it fitted. I have checked http://www.suzukicycles.org/GS-series/GS500E.shtml and the paint scheme on my bike is more like the '93 (EP) version, but in red. Does this mean my bike is a an EP, not an ER? Just wondered!!
Welcome Kingy... get on and introduce yourself.

Give us a few details about yourself.
What do you do?
How long have you been riding?
do you like squirrels ?


In the mean time I'd move this to main forum as it's a main forum kinda thing

To be honest it could be a 93/94 as it depends on how long it stood at the dealers before it got registered.

And to be honest (and if it had been me with my trusty angle grinder) the piece that stops an early sprocket fitting is a tubular collar that can be removed and modified.

Best of luck with it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woodie
Welcome Kingy... get on and introduce yourself.

Give us a few details about yourself.
What do you do?
How long have you been riding?
do you like squirrels ?

And to be honest (and if it had been me with my trusty angle grinder) the piece that stops an early sprocket fitting is a tubular collar that can be removed and modified.
I have have been riding on and off since '91, and rode for living as courier during the early 00's . However, one accident to many meant I moved into the control room and I now work as an Ops Manager for a transport company.

Squirrels, don't really have much time for them as they are quite suspect looking!!!

I would have ground the collar off but couldn't find my angle grinder. Then remembered I leant it to someone years ago!! Will buy another angle grinder and do that next time.
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Squirrels, don't really have much time for them as they are quite suspect looking!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingy
Will buy another angle grinder
Over time you'll realise what I'm on about, but trust me, you'll fit in just right here.
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