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GS500 solenoid on carbs

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Chollima, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. I've got a new GS500, my first bike; I'm a complete newbie and slowly exploring it; now looking at electrics.

    Recently (03/04) a Throttle Position Sensor and a solenoid has been added to the GS500, and these are both attached to the right carburetor. My question is: what does this solenoid actually do? :-k

    It's tricky to look this up, since the manuals don't cover these new additions, and searching for solenoid just gives stuff about the starter solenoid switch / starter relay; I'm assuming (assumption being the mother of all f%#k-ups) that the solenoid on the right carb is a solenoid valve rather than a solenoid switch and that it does something with the air/fuel mixture :?:
  2. Thanks for info. Apparently there's a newer GS500 Haynes manual that goes up to the 2006 models so I'll have to try and get my hands on it. Won't be doing the FI thing though!
  3. I have that newer Haynes manual... I will have a look this afternoon and see what it says.