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Waking up my bike from a very long slumber
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Waking up my bike from a very long slumber - May 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

Originally Posted by Cinko View Post
Honestly, I would just dump and flush all the fluids.
I just did a 6 year sit restore, and can tell you without a doubt all the fluids looked broken down.
brake, clutch, coolent flush and replace, then dump and replace the oil and gas. All and all our only out like 40 or 50 bucks here doing it yourself. 60 if you go with a synthetic and a new filter.
Check the brake pads, and spin the wheel through making sure nothing is sticking.
lube chain and wheel bearings
You already swapped the battery which was a good decision, but I wouldn't run those ties if it sat on them for 4 years without moving. If you have the money to spend you can grab a set front and rear off amazon shipped for under 200.
Besides that do a visual check of the hoses.
I really don't think you will need to touch anything else.

Good luck!

Perfect! Thank you! The bike sat lifted off the ground the entire time so tires shouldn’t have flat spots. Plus being in relatively stable weather conditions I’m hoping they’ll still perform solid after a few hundred miles ridden carefully. And it’ll take some time for me to rail on it since I need to be comfortable and confident on the bike again first.

About the fluids, it’s a gixxer, correct me if I’m wrong please. The fluids to replace are just Gas / Brake / Oil / Coolant ... is that right?

Also about the “flush”, I know in cars a flush means that you actually clean something out with a special machine before you put new fluids. So in your recommendation did you mean ‘flush and clean’, or just ‘empty and replace’?

Thanks for the reminder on lube for the chain, sprockets, and wheels. In my mind I was thinking about just cleaning them and forgot about the lube.

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