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A Mason brother is moving to a new home & didn't want to transport this bike 20 minutes up the road.
His laziness is my gain!
I haven't read the service manual. So some things I say maybe wrong. Forgive me.

Here is what I know about the bike.
* A little over 14k miles
* Last time is was started: about 3 & 1/2 years ago. (Ran like crap. Sputtered & popped.)
* Quick inspection of tires. Look good, no dry rot
* Clean title

Needs:
- Battery
- Fuel filter
- Rear brake caliper is stuck. Replacw/rebuild/just flush it?
- Draft shaft oil drain/replace
- Flush clutch cable fluid (was told it's hydrolic)
- Flush front brakes
- Drain/replace engine oil & filter

I am sure there are other things I will have to replace/fix as I go along.

Hope you the adventure as much as I will.

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Very cool project. All needed items seem pretty straight forward. On the caliper I would replace, depending on cost, before I rebuilt. Brake fluid can really corrode things up. The fuel system cleaning will properly be the most labor intensive. Keep us updated.
 

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wow, that thing is a beast

when I see them listed on craigslist I click on the listing to see what the deal is

Im not sure if Ive ever seen one with more than 10k miles on it - I imagine most people who buy them are scared to death to ride it, and do not ride it very often.

you have been here long enough to know the situation with the fuel and carbs after sitting for over 3 years.

Flushing the clutch is easy, like flushing the brake lines, drain the reservoir with a turkey baster, fill it with fresh dot 4, then keep pumping it thru like you are bleeding brakes till its running clear coming out the other end. Only difference is it does not pump up like brakes, you squeeze the clutch lever, open the bleeder valve, watch the fluid coming out while you hold the lever in, and try to close the bleeder valve right before it stops. The clutch spring is moving and pushing the fluid out, instead of having the brake build up resistance then pulling in. Its the same process.

Just be careful to keep the reservoir from sucking air, because you might not be able to prime it again without taking the master cylinder apart.

That bike is insane fast. Let us know what your insurance goes up to.
 

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Nice looking ride! I hear that cushion at the back of the driver's seat is to keep you from sliding off when you twist the throttle. Those things are ridiculously fast!
 

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Whether you sell or keep, you may want to check the date of manufacture on tires...Find the letters DOT on tire, and go to last four digits following several numbers.....they shows the week and the year of manufacture.....Example: 2314 is 23rd week of 2014....Many say about dryrot, visible or not, five years age is a common time to renew. I will add especially on such a powerful bike.

Bike is very handsome.
 

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Check out the pictures of what was in the air cleaner.
So I cleaned that air it out. Checked fluid levels. Made run the new battery was on the charge as she cranked over....
And I got the bike to run for a minute.
Now I need a "rope" camera to see the condition of the gas tank. (I used a hanging tank to test if she would run.)
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I got Vada to start & run for a minute! I am so effing excited!


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Should have left the corn it in. As engine warms up it would pop and you could have a snack going down the road. But really, glad you got it to turn over. On the inspection camera, Autozone rents them, others might. Keep us informed.
 

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* Last time is was started: about 3 & 1/2 years ago. (Ran like crap. Sputtered & popped.)

^Maybe it was popcorn in there? Good luck with your project! Those bikes look like they are going fast just sitting still. Be careful!
 

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isnt that the inside of the air filter, the side that goes to the carbs/throttle body?

how did the mice get in there? must be a hole in the airbox of hoses somewhere - not good

if you had cranked the engine all that would be sucked into the cylinders?
 

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isnt that the inside of the air filter, the side that goes to the carbs/throttle body?



how did the mice get in there? must be a hole in the airbox of hoses somewhere - not good



if you had cranked the engine all that would be sucked into the cylinders?
Mice and other such varmints can into the tiniest of places.


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just looking at the air filter assembly for the Royal Star, with the same engine

that is the intake side of the air filter - it sits inside the airbox, pulls air in from the center of the filter, and the 4 carbs pull their air from the outside - its backwards, the dust is collected in the center.
 

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just looking at the air filter assembly for the Royal Star, with the same engine

that is the intake side of the air filter - it sits inside the airbox, pulls air in from the center of the filter, and the 4 carbs pull their air from the outside - its backwards, the dust is collected in the center.
It takes air from both sides. I'll take some pictures or maybe a video later & post it


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Update....
I drained & removed the tank. I am in the process of cleaning up the inside of it.

Check out the first bit of what I drained out.


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I didn't realize what i was looking at at first. I thought a black bucket with something taped on the top. Then i realized that that was a clear water bottle. Good thing you didn't try and run that through the motor.
 

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Guess they were using diesel fuel. :ROFLMAO: 🤭
 
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