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Old 04-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Just purchased 96 R1100GS that sat

History shows about 500 mi in the last 10 yrs. The mouth of the tank shows corrosion. The bike runs and looks great. It has 9k mi. on it. Other than changing All fluids, air filter, plugs and fuel filter what should I do?
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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I would start with new SS brake lines(Speigler, Galfer, etc) and new fuel lines. There are some fuel lines inside the tank which should be changed also. The tank mouth corrosion is likely the filler neck which can be swapped out for a new/used one pretty easily.

There is other stuff that should be addressed that you can do over time... but the things I mentioned are the most pressing.

Good luck with the bike!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Are the items you mentioned needed to prevent being stranded or just recommended upgrades.

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Old 04-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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The fuel lines could leave you stranded. The brake lines probably won't leave you stranded ... but if the original rubber lines are disintegrating, you could lose your brakes or lock up your calipers, etc... potentially leaving you stranded.
They are the first things you would address with a bike that has sat a while of that vintage.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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OK Thanks. I know the owner had to have one of the front brake calipers worked on. Thats why the brake fluid looks so new. :) I absolutely love everything about this bike.

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Old 04-17-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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You will love it more every day. It's an incredible machine. Congrats!
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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Front brake cylinder might leak, too. No biggie, ~150 over here. Mine was similar when I bought it: 500km in the last 8 years.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:30 PM   #9
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Don't forget to replace the alternator belt too.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #10
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History shows about 500 mi in the last 10 yrs. The mouth of the tank shows corrosion. The bike runs and looks great. It has 9k mi. on it. Other than changing All fluids, air filter, plugs and fuel filter what should I do?
I would take the corroded piece to an electroplater and ask for opinions. It might look good with ceramic coating like Jet Hot.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:00 PM   #11
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Of course, none of us believe a word you're saying about your bike without lots of photos....

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Old 04-17-2014, 04:42 PM   #12
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Please post your location, and if I may?
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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You may discover some oil leaks after you put miles on the bike. Some of the seals may not have enjoyed the long periods of non use.

Forks and the FD seal come to mind.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:46 PM   #14
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Rubber Brake lines

As other have already stated the Brake lines must be changed.
Your health depends on it.
Have witnessed many failures and replaced lots of lines. (with ss teflon)
I have come to the point where I will not even test ride an Oilhead or F650 with rubber lines.
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I'm located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia USA. But moving as far away from this place as possible ASAP. I paid $4500 US

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