Originally Posted by _cy_
that's exactly the plan ... fixing flat tires and installing new battery are on my list before starting motor. still got filters, change out oils, tear down carbs, new brake master cylinder, rebuild front calipers, new front pads, etc.
while the wheels are off doesn't make sense not to service rest of wheel while I'm there. still need to re-pack bearing before installing new tire/tube.
LOTS more to go before starting motor and trying out tranny.
hopefully will be there before too long...
I see where you are coming from, it it were me I would rebuild the carbs, jump to another battery and see what noises it made... at least that's what I did with my G/S when I puled it out of long-term leaky storage imposed by the PO (and a few motorcycles before that as well