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Ive been reading that before trying to crank the engine, it is good to drip a small amount of oil into the spark plug holes and let it lube the rings inside.. my question is how are people getting the oil into those holes.. with the way everything id seems like you would need a turkey baster lmao... any easy I'd anyone had done this how were you able to do it?
Planning to change all fluids etc as well... tires to im guessing even tho they look suprisingly sound.
I think i can clean/ save the chain.. thoughts?

Any info is appreciated this is my first post, live this forum and community!
 

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Apologies in advance for not proof reading/ spell checking my first post.
Was just trying to ask if anyone has dripped oil in their plug holes and how did they do it.
My phone sucks for typing lol. Cheers.
 

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You could use a syringe with a piece of tube on it. Kind of like a fork oil tool. Syringe from the chemist (drug store in US??) and small tube from auto parts store. If you're going to replace all the fluids anyway you could spray some aerosol penetrating oil or seafoam down there and turn it over by hand a few times first.

Regarding the chain you could give it a clean with kerosene but be sure to check for any tight spots. If it were me I'd replace it.
 

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Be prepared for minor leaks from dried out gaskets etc. Brake cylinders and pistons not moving smoothly etc and check how old the tyres are.
 

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I’d pump the tank with a vacuum, from the fuel lines below, drain the oil and replace, and replace the coolant with distilled water for the first couple warmups since it’s probably gonna be flushed a few times. Coolant for bikes can be pricey. Chains gotta be replaced, I wouldn’t trust it or chance it. Tires gotta be replaced. That about sums it up. You can add oil in the spark plug holes but it’s tight. Good luck with whatever you do.


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That's a crazy find, at first I thought it was 35,000 miles, not 35. That's mint!

Drain and swap all fluids, replace brake pads, replace chain and tires. Once fuel tank is drained, use a mirror and inspect for any rust. You'll need to replace the fuel lines as well. I'd pull the axles and grease them checking for rust, make sure your wheel bearings are good as well.

If you really wanna oil the cylinders, they make specific tools for it https://www.amazon.com/Carejoy-Indutrial-Syringes-Scientific-Injecting/dp/B07DXS7ZTV/ref=asc_df_B07DXS7ZTV/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312142023256&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16401506522525504948&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033329&hvtargid=pla-597636239444&psc=1
 

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That's a crazy find, at first I thought it was 35,000 miles, not 35. That's mint!

Drain and swap all fluids, replace brake pads, replace chain and tires. Once fuel tank is drained, use a mirror and inspect for any rust. You'll need to replace the fuel lines as well. I'd pull the axles and grease them checking for rust, make sure your wheel bearings are good as well.

If you really wanna oil the cylinders, they make specific tools for it https://www.amazon.com/Carejoy-Indutrial-Syringes-Scientific-Injecting/dp/B07DXS7ZTV/ref=asc_df_B07DXS7ZTV/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312142023256&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16401506522525504948&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033329&hvtargid=pla-597636239444&psc=1


This is definitely a good idea. I was just doing the minimum assuming it’s running and not a bad engine. If it actually runs, etc, and doesn’t have engine damage, then I would proceed to do what Jared seuggests


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Thanks whiskey and Jared!
Ive been slowly doing this and that on the bike when im not working. So far ive drained the tank via siphon and repl. W premium and a small dose of stabilizer (marvel), changed the oil out, bought a battery.
Everything is so clean im thinking if i just turn it over a couple times a day and let it sit, eventually the good fuel shoul make its way thru the system and sooner or later start.
I dont plan to ride till i can put good tires on it etc but would love to let her run a bit.
That being said, it cranks nice and strong as id expect but inviously it isnt starting.. (yesterday was the first time i tried). I do notice a click noise coming from under the seat, im thinkin its the small 2" x 2" box between the front/rear seat. Could be unrelated but just something ive noticed.
Terminals/leads brushed up nice n shiny also.

I baught it from a friend i used yo work gor years with, we lived on the same street for a few years also.

He tried selling it to me in 2014 he wanted 6g then 5 then 4 then eventually we didnt talk about it anymire and i took another job.

Hit him up out of the bkue started talking, asked if he sold it he said no he was getting ready to take it to the dhop to get freshened up as it had been sitting... so i said how much as is vs after the shop... he said for me 2k as is or 3k after the shop...

I paid him 2k that friday lol.

Photo attached i believe is the part clicking.
Poor angle but i needed the part no. To identify it. Is like a 2x2 cube
 

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Thanks whiskey and Jared!
Ive been slowly doing this and that on the bike when im not working. So far ive drained the tank via siphon and repl. W premium and a small dose of stabilizer (marvel), changed the oil out, bought a battery.
Everything is so clean im thinking if i just turn it over a couple times a day and let it sit, eventually the good fuel shoul make its way thru the system and sooner or later start.
I dont plan to ride till i can put good tires on it etc but would love to let her run a bit.
That being said, it cranks nice and strong as id expect but inviously it isnt starting.. (yesterday was the first time i tried). I do notice a click noise coming from under the seat, im thinkin its the small 2" x 2" box between the front/rear seat. Could be unrelated but just something ive noticed.
Terminals/leads brushed up nice n shiny also.

I baught it from a friend i used yo work gor years with, we lived on the same street for a few years also.

He tried selling it to me in 2014 he wanted 6g then 5 then 4 then eventually we didnt talk about it anymire and i took another job.

Hit him up out of the bkue started talking, asked if he sold it he said no he was getting ready to take it to the dhop to get freshened up as it had been sitting... so i said how much as is vs after the shop... he said for me 2k as is or 3k after the shop...

I paid him 2k that friday lol.

Photo attached i believe is the part clicking.
Poor angle but i needed the part no. To identify it. Is like a 2x2 cube
I tried the photo, shows/says broken on my end so I can’t see it.


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I believe its a relay of sorts based on reading around the forum.. i bet i should just pull the injectors and clean them but lazy me was trying to avoid it lol
 

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Is there a story why he parked it after just 35 miles? That's like one gallon of gas, and the ride home from the dealer ... I know there are plenty of bikes less than 1000 where the rider got spooked, but 35 is uncharacteristically low.
 

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Is there a story why he parked it after just 35 miles? That's like one gallon of gas, and the ride home from the dealer ... I know there are plenty of bikes less than 1000 where the rider got spooked, but 35 is uncharacteristically low.
He said its too fast and it hurt his back so bad he was bed ridden for 2 weeks.
He bought it when he returned from Afghanistan/ iraq or whever he was stationed. I just assumed it scared him.. in 2014 he wanted 6k for it
 

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if you gonna lift the fuel tank then remove air filter and just spray fogging oil into airbox while you crank it...fog the hell out of it.

but you said it won't start ? you got to have a good battery.

the chain; just spray the hell out of it with chain oil and spin the rear tire and then check the links to see if any are binding...
 

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if you gonna lift the fuel tank then remove air filter and just spray fogging oil into airbox while you crank it...fog the hell out of it.

but you said it won't start ? you got to have a good battery.

the chain; just spray the hell out of it with chain oil and spin the rear tire and then check the links to see if any are binding...
Never heard of fogging oil but ill look into it if you think itll get her running.. picked up a new battery and have put it back on a tender after every time i went out to turn it over.. havent tried in a few days due to work.. appreciate the tips everyone... i hope to hear her purr at least once this season lol.. otherwise its a great winter project.
 

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OK so, the bike will try to run and might rev for about a full second or more when using a little fogging oil in the intake but dies once its burnt up..(i was afraid tobover do it w the oil spray)... i reset and checked the diag codes and it came back with nothing. Initially had d61 - 30 but didnt return after reset.
Is it difficult to clean the injectors or should i just try again with fogging oil when the battery is back to 100% (new battery, set on tender after a few start attempts - never harshly drained).. this is the first time ive hear it start to run lol...

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Ive come to the conclusion it has to be dirty injectors.. hopefully will have time to pull them next weekend
 
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