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Question
HI, I HAVE 1995 SUZUKI GS500E IT STARTS AND RUNS WITH SOME HELP FROM ME GIVING IT A LITTLE GAS FROM THE THROTTLE. BUR ONCE I LET IT GO SHE CUTS RIGHT OFF.

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I'm guessing that you just bought it????

When the choke is turned off, the engine has to run on the idle jets. When bikes sit for a long time with old gas in the float bowls, the jets plug up and the engine won't idle down properly.

Time for a carb clean and check the petcock, fuel filter and lines for any signs of debris, varnish or contamination.

http://www.cmsnl.com/suzuki-gs500-1995-es_model13455/partslist/FIG-12.html#resul   #20

Make sure that the diaphrams are all okay, too.    #11-1

Check for vacuum leaks at the carburetor manifolds or any connected vacuum lines.

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

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I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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