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Cause of my health that some of you know about bike has been sitting for 10 month.
I'm wondering what might be going bad. No gas stable cause I think its snake oil. Up here in the great north plenty of gas power motors sit for long periods of time. Yes I'll probably go get some stable but then what.Maybe the intake rubbers but can I put on them so they don't dry out. The oil is sitting on the bottom of the motor and no need to change now. I looked under the cover and and the tires still have air in them. Am sure no rodents nest cause there is no food in the garage. Am at the point where I'm going to ride and say the hell with my health seeing how the effects of shingles can last for 2 years and some of it might never go away.
So what do you think I should look at.
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At the very least; pump out the existing old gas and put in new gas before you start it. Other than that; if it starts and runs then you should be okay for a ride.
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Would it be feasible for you to trike it in case the shingles side effects prohibit you from riding safely? It's a thought.

I agree with Bob on the gas, but then again, I do not run any stabilizer in my tank in the offseason. I use ethanol free gas 95% of the time.

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At the very least; pump out the existing old gas and put in new gas before you start it. Other than that; if it starts and runs then you should be okay for a ride.
First of all, so glad you're up and around after going thru hell. I think Bbob covered it. You can always smell the gas to see if it's bad. Has the battery been on a tender? When you go to start it take note how it sounds cranking. We know how much a weak battery can cause havoc. Other than that maybe a quick check of all the lights. ....Ride it

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It might not be a bad idea to pull the plugs and spin the engine a bit to get some oil pumped up to the top end. Not necessary really but wouldn't hurt either. You could do this after changing out the gas so fresh gas get pumped into the system. Again; just a thought.
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+1 on post #5. Before spinning the starter, Find a way to deactivate the fuel pump And while the plugs are out, if you have fogging spray, douse the interior of the cylinders after spinning. If not, a spray lube or WD-40.
The tank should be full to the top to minimize the amount of corroding oxygen in it and yes, it's too late to add a stabilizer.
Check the tire pressures and put in 45 front and rear - too much to ride on, good for storage.
Place moth balls under the bike to ward of critters. You'll have to find male moths on your own, I can't help you there. They evaporate in time, so replenish as needed.
Oh, and take good care of yourself, listen to your doctors and maintain a positive attitude. That has helped me through four bouts with the Big C.
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I would say if the gas dont smell funky throw in about 7 or 8 oz of sea foam or berrymans b12. I have read in more than a few times that the alcohol blended fuels after they sit extended time will loose some octane. Probably not to bad for your mower, but trying to light of a higher compression engine might be tough. I agree with the pull the plugs, shot of some kind of light oil, trans fluid marvel mystery oil or something. Then spin it over.

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I would check the oil, tire pressures, grease the ends of the clutch cable, start it up, give it a few minutes then ride it. But thatís just what I would do.
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And good to see you getting up and around.
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Cause of my health that some of you know about bike has been sitting for 10 month.

I'm wondering what might be going bad. No gas stable cause I think its snake oil. Up here in the great north plenty of gas power motors sit for long periods of time. Yes I'll probably go get some stable but then what.Maybe the intake rubbers but can I put on them so they don't dry out. The oil is sitting on the bottom of the motor and no need to change now. I looked under the cover and and the tires still have air in them. Am sure no rodents nest cause there is no food in the garage. Am at the point where I'm going to ride and say the hell with my health seeing how the effects of shingles can last for 2 years and some of it might never go away.

So what do you think I should look at.
My bike was parked for 18 months, every 6 months i pumped the tank empty into the CCT or Landcruizer and refilled with new gass

Lets say you want to start the bike up preparing for a ride ?

I take out the sparkplugs and crank the engine for a while, so the oil circulates, then also the petrol circulates in the fuelrail & injectors (so i do NOT inable the ignition, as i want the fuel to run trough the fuel rail & injectors)

Then start the monster up and listen / warmup .... A few start stops would settle it ... Mine was running on 1 cylinder for a short while and afterthat back to normal

PS these Yuasa batteries you can check the water level, if low you can crack the "seal" and top it up if needed to be ....

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