Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
If I bought a bike that been sitting for 4 years, the first thing I would have done is to take the carbs apart and clean them. In my opinion, that is beyond the "dump stuff in the gas tank and pray" stage by about 3 1/2 years. I wonder how much junk was in the gas tank that got sucked though the system too. A bike sitting even half that long should have had the tank cleaned, fuel lines replaced, fuel pump flushed, carbs fully disassembled and cleaned....not to mention complete brake fluid flush etc.
Good luck with your project....I wish the best. Just don't try to get by trying to dodge basic safety and maintenance.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff