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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-05-2020, 08:02 AM
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Well, 25 miles doesn't seem like much, so I wouldn't think tires, coolant or final drive oil or even engine oil is a big deal for that distance. But do check all the fluid levels and air up the tires.
The brakes have to work, again, sitting can cause rusty rotors/sticky pads.
The fuel tank is a big concern with rust and old fuel with all the heating/cooling cycles, liable to be moisture issues. You'd hate to get half way home and the thing quit because of bad fuel or rust clogging things.....
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-05-2020, 04:13 PM
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Remember the Oath of Hippocrates: "First, do no harm..." Good luck; have fun. Sounds like a great deal and you'll learn a lot getting it freshened up.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-05-2020, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I think I've got enough good info for a game plan. I need to do a little research on the CCT evidently too.
I'll post back once I get back over there and check the tank out.
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Lift the seat, and tank. Look for nests. Check the wiring harnesses for being chewed on.

Look down the exhaust pipes for nests.

Pull the fairings, and again. Look for nests, and damage to wiring.

Both debris from nest, and damaged wiring can cause your bike to go up in flames.

Congrats on your new to you purchase.
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Lift the seat, and tank. Look for nests. Check the wiring harnesses for being chewed on.

Look down the exhaust pipes for nests.

Pull the fairings, and again. Look for nests, and damage to wiring.

Both debris from nest, and damaged wiring can cause your bike to go up in flames.

Congrats on your new to you purchase.
Good tips. Thank you. I may head over there tomorrow. Not for bike stuff, but just festivities. Maybe I'll take a few minutes and check for nests, etc.
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