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Old 06-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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I have a Suzuki GS500F and I have had it for about a year now and nothing has ever gone wrong with it till now. I just started it this morning and was about to ride to work when it cut off as soon as I accelerated. It will start fine and idle fine but as soon as I accelerate it will shut off. If anyone has any ideas what it could be I would appreciate it.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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Does it cut out instantly, or kind of just slowly die?
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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Instantly when i accelerate.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #4
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Do you lose lights on your gauges? Or does it just die out?
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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the lights on the guages come on
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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Just went outside for a little while to see if i could figure it out and now it is having trouble starting and will cut off after a few seconds of it being on.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #7
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JFT,

Hard to tell from your description, but as hot as it is, you may be having a fueling problem.

Have you been riding it consistently, or has it sat for a while? Try taking off the gas cap while you listen. If it blows or sucks when you break the seal, you might have a tank vent issue, and are either overpressurizing the carbs, or starving them.

You might have water in the fuel, and it may have collected in the tank and the bowls.

Or, you may have what an old VW did to me years back. The damn thing would die every time I tried to go faster (It was a '66. 'Accelerate' is not the right word.) I finally found a wire (a coil lead, IIRC) that had rubbed a bare spot, that would swing back against a bolt head when I hit the throttle, and it would kill the spark.

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Old 06-17-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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I ride it every day so it hasn't sat. I just put motor treatment in it so maybe that will help if the carb jet is clogged.
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motor treatment? Something sounds clogged.
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