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Old 04-03-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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21/2 years down r1200gs 08

So I have a 08 1200gs that has not been started for 2 half years bought new 13000 miles had 12000 miles service done. The reason it has set is do to a accident October 31 12. Busted up my leg pretty good so it's been a slow process and doesn't help being mid 50s. Any way besides new battery, I'm looking for some opinions on what I might need to do before I start riding it. My bigiest concern is the stale gas and the possibility of clogged injectors from setting so long. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks to all.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:53 PM   #2
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Definitely siphon the gas out. Why take a chance.
Gas is cheap now.
If you find the old gas is good, just feed it to the lawn mower.
Lawn mowers get no respect .
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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Definitely siphon the gas out. Why take a chance.
Gas is cheap now.
If you find the old gas is good, just feed it to the lawn mower.
Lawn mowers get no respect .
Yep. With the fresh gas put in some Sea Foam gas treatment.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:25 AM   #4
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Flush the fuel lines with the injectors removed.(remove all old gas)
Witnessed the Dealer having the "clogged injector" syndrome when taking a (new) bike out of storage for a customer to test ride. Charge battery.
Everything else should be fine for the enitial start.
Don't forget to check the tires!
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:26 AM   #5
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Fresh fuel. Charge battery.

I'd take out the primary plugs and squirt a few drops of oil or sea foam and WITH THE PLUG STILL OUT put it in gear and turn the engine over by hand using the rear tire to prime the bearings and pump some oil up into the heads/cams. Then put the plugs back in and crank it with the starter until it fires up.

Run a bit until warm. Go for a ride for a few miles.

Change oil.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:44 AM   #6
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Thanks guy pretty much what I was thinking. Pulling fuel lines off and draining sounds like a good Ideal, hadn't thought of that.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:12 AM   #7
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If my bikes are not being ridden for more than 2 months, I put a little stabil in the tank and wait for a warm winter day then try to at least start them and bring them up to very warm operating temp (about 20 minutes with a big fan blowing air across the cylinders). It is just a hunch on my part but certainly easier than pulling battery, draining tank, pulling injectors. Never a problem over 20 years and we have a solid 5- month winter in western Canada.
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