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08-08-2007 01:32 PM
streetnit Believe it or not, I am the third owner of this bike, and when I bought it, there were only 1090 miles on it. Now it reads 2252! I will add in the mileage. Thanks for the tip Ben!
08-08-2007 01:21 PM
BSkaggs513 Nice signature, Street.
A lot of us are including our bike's mileage on our signature lines so we can all see more information about our bikes.
08-08-2007 01:14 PM
streetnit Thanks Lancer! I think I got it.
08-08-2007 12:10 PM
storm16 As everyone has said, Welcome.

I have to agree with what has been said so far. I have done all of the things listed to my '85 700. I just completed a carb cleaning 2 months ago. One thing you want to check if you do is all of the rubber in the carbs. Mainly gaskets and diaphragms. I have been riding mine for about a month, and Sunday when I got it home, the garage (and subsequently the house) started smelling like gasoline. As it turns out, it was the idle enrichment diaphragm.

Check all your rubber parts among everything else...

--Storm
08-08-2007 11:29 AM
lancer19 At the top of the forum click the link for "USER CP".
Then on the left click "Edit Signature"
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08-08-2007 11:13 AM
streetnit This is nothing to do with the bike, but I was just wondering where it is you go to put in the info that shows up under your name about your bikes?
08-08-2007 07:56 AM
86vulcanNB Thanks to all for the suggestions I will start with these real soon. Want to get on the road
08-07-2007 11:47 AM
vn750joe Air filters, oil filter / oil change, and MF batery were all long ovedue when I purchased my 86.

Check your brake fluid, I was almost dry.
08-07-2007 11:34 AM
Dianna Don't stop at the radiator, do a complete fluids change. Chances are if you look in the sight glass of the Master Cylinder you will see murky brown fluid instead of a nice amber color. Brake fluid will gather moisture as it sits through the seasons and the brakes will be spongy.
As Cindy mentioned, you pretty much want to go through the complete "maintenance". That way you know when everything needs to be maintained next and you also know you are starting out with the right stuff.
Any carbs that have sat for awhile will most likely need cleaning. If you are lucky some double doses of seafoam will remove any residual gas varnish if they had drained the carbs before storing.
08-07-2007 11:14 AM
MIKES86VULCAN Welcome - When I got my "86" back in 2004 she had been sitting for a few years as well. Bike would not even start till the carbs were pulled and cleaned. Here's a few more items to check: 1. Check the splines (probably dry). 2. Check the radiator fluid (most likely old if bike been sitting a few years).
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