I looked at another gs500 today (I still haven’t got a bike). The bike is excellently priced as the owner just had a baby and is moving so he wants to dump the bike quick. The bike is in good condition, except for one thing. The bike starts quickly, even when cold, and idles very smoothly but as soon as you apply any throttle, the engine just cuts out. According to the owner, the bike was serviced about 1 year ago, and the gas in the tank is also that old. The bike has been sitting for a few months so he thinks it is just a matter of cleaning the carbs out. It just seems strange that the engine idles so smoothly and then cuts out immediately when the throttle is applied as if the kill switch was hit.
Anyone have thoughts on where to look for the problem?