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Old 03-28-2015, 06:36 PM   #1
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Bike been sitting for 2 years....whats it need?

I've got a 2007 R6S. Beautiful motorcycle but it hasn't been started in 18 months, possibly more. Its got around 20,000 miles on it.

My list so far

-New tires
-new oil
-battery
-coolant
-brake fluid
-rebuilt leaks forks
-drain and replenish fuel
-clean/lube chain

Anything else i should do before firing the beast up and riding her?

Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:16 PM   #2
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My 525 sat for six years. My list was tires, oil and coolant change and a fresh air filter then see what stops working. So far nothing has except the function buttons on the speedo.

If it hasn't even been started I would squirt a little fogging spray the plug holes and spin it with no compression before starting it. Probably right about the battery. The gas, too, if it sat there all that time.

Hard to say without knowing if it was abandoned or just minimally maintained and not ridden. But I wouldn't sweat the forks until I needed to either way.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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I'd be sure to oil the hell out of the throttle and clutch cables, especially if it was outside.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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I'd be sure to oil the hell out of the throttle and clutch cables, especially if it was outside.
If it was out so they'd need replaced for sure

Noted though. I forgot them. Will lube before riding
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:49 AM   #5
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Snarky response: A rider who rides!

Real response: Covered by most already. I would check the cables to see if they are nylon lined. If so you do not need, or want, to oil them.

If it sat outside, or even if not, check the fuel lines and brake lines for signs of dry rot.

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Old 03-30-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Snarky response: A rider who rides!

Real response: Covered by most already. I would check the cables to see if they are nylon lined. If so you do not need, or want, to oil them.

If it sate outside, or even if not, check the fuel lines and brake lines for signs of dry rot.
Forgot to mention those. ...fuel lines are good and stainless brake lines aren't rotting !!
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:24 PM   #7
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Check the airbox/filter for critters and debris. emti
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:29 PM   #8
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gas tank

I would not expect any problems but would inspect interior of gas tank for rust. Stem bearing are a possibility if its been ridden with bad fork seals.
Just worse case thinking from older bikes.
Carefully check for loose bolts/nuts, unlikely in a bike that new unless previous owner was fiddling.
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