New Free Bike (sitting for 4 years) – where to start…
Yesterday, my next door neighbor gave me a ’98 750 that was his brothers, but had been sitting for 4 years.
When Parked it was running poorly and he was about to “Tune Up” and never got past pulling Air Covers, and replacing one spark plug.
Current Conditions, been sitting for 4 year, gas cap was open when I looked at it, and shock mounts look bad.
There is a SMALL dent in one side of the tank, and both left blinkers are broken off.
There was a battery, but dead.
All the Keys are in the bike.
Clean title (we have not filled anything out at this point)
Seat is solid but has some spits in the pad and cover.
All chrome has rust spots on it and looks like crap.
Looks to have just over 10K on it.
THIS IS WHAT MY PLAN IS…
1. I have put the battery on the charger to see if it will take a charge, I can test it on my JetSki or mower when charging is done.
2. Plan to pull the gas Tank and check for RUST, Flanks, or dirt.
a. WHAT SHOULD I USE TO CLEAN IT OUT? Start with WATER? Or ….?
3. Pull the Carbs and take them to get rebuilt.
a. Local Shop will Rebuild them off the bike and sync them after at a discount.
4. Replace the Gas lines and filter (if there is one).
5. Drain and Fill the oil.
6. Replace the Plugs
a. Should I shot some Spray Oil in the holes before Starting?
7. Then Try to get it started….
What am I missing….
I know there could be an issue with the Tank, It will have to be cleaned well.
If there is only Dirt in the First Clean out, I think I am safe; if there is Rust Flakes and Rusty Water, then might be looking at a new tank.
AFTER IT IS RUNNING
If it get it running
New Shock mounts
Single Seat Set up.
Might Repaint it all FLAT BACK.
Then I will deal with the lights, rust on speedo, RPM, exhaust, and bars.
What do you all think???