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May 13, 2019, 12:03 PM

@nootherides
By flush, I really mean don't let some out and just top off.
For the brakes and clutch take the drain tip off plug on a 1/4" x 24" long clear drain tube (these are like 2$ from advanced auto and put a can below it. Start pumping the brake till it starts squirting. Then while its squirting out keep the tube in the fluid (BELOW the fluid level) so you get no air returned back in there. Keep adding fluid slowly while pumping. It will force all the old fluid out until you get the new clean fluid come out. Cap the reservoir and make sure you still have pressure and didn't get any air in the lines.
This is the same for both clutch and front and rear brakes.
Coolant, you drain, then I take an air compressor and blow it out. Make sure you don't use some dirty ass old compressor. You don't want to blowing dust and junk in there. I take a compressor and a damp cloth and wrap it around the end to get a more air tight connection at the top so that the entire system is blown out. When you refill, once it looks like its at the top level, squeeze the hoses by hand a couple of times to get the air bubbles out, you will see the coolant stop bubbling eventually from the refill port. Top it off and then check the reservoir to make sure its at the correct level as well. You should ride and recheck it... but honestly if you did the above you should be good.
For Oil just get the bike warmed up for a couple minutes then dump it, and change as you normally would along with the filter. For bikes that have sit for a LONG time, don't even run it, dump the oil then put some cheap ass oil in there run it and dump it again. that's what I had to do, but I don't think you will need to go this route.

If your tires were off the ground and were in controlled climate, you may be okay. I personally would just not feel as comfortable riding hard on old tires I was unsure of. I like to know if I fuck up it was my fault not because something went wrong on the bike. Sucks really bad to go down just because of something you could have fixed before hand.

But if you want to keep them and they look good, no splitting at all in the side walls, and still sticky (not hard) take it out for a ride and make sure there isn't any wobble at slow speeds. Then start slow leans and again make sure there is no bonce or wobble before taking it up to any real speed.

Either way Good luck!
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