How do I Rebuild a Carb on a Suzuki GS500?

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Over time the carburettor in your Suzuki GS500 will become very dirty and will inevitably have to be rebuilt. The carburettor is the device in your vehicle that blends the air and gas for your engine during combustion. If this blend isn't done correctly, the engine will cease to function. Dirty carburettors lead to decreased performance and reliability due to gas remnants being left in the carburettor during the mixing process.

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Things you need

  • Socket set
  • Screwdriver
  • Fuel collection tank
  • Hose
  • Collection fitting
  • Carburettor cleaner
  • Gasket
  • O-rings
  • Carb jets

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  1. 1

    Open the bowls in your carb by removing the two screws that secure them each.

  2. 2

    Remove the gasket that goes into the groove around the edge of the bowl.

  3. 3

    Remove the plastic components and rubber O-ring. You can pry these out with a flathead screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Remove the old jets in your carb by removing the screws that secure them.

  5. 5

    Clean all the components with carburettor cleaner. Spray the cleaner on, and wipe it off after a few seconds with a rag.

  6. 6

    Install your new jets into your carb and secure them into place with screws.

  7. 7

    Insert your new plastic components and O-ring into the bowl.

  8. 8

    Insert your new gasket in the groove around the edge of the bowl.

  9. 9

    Secure your bowl with the two screws.

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