bad owner: no cookie (or: starting after looong disuse)

kc kc at
Mon Dec 7 14:27:02 PST 2009

A squirt of oil down the sparky would not be a bad idea

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From: sv650-bounces at [mailto:sv650-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Dave C
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 11:37 AM
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Subject: Re: bad owner: no cookie (or: starting after looong disuse)

Nobody else?

Do I need to worry about the rings/cylinder wall condition?  Should I put 
a couple mls of oil in the cylinder with the old plugs first?

On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 01:25:52PM -0700, Steve Robertson wrote:
> Drain fuel tank. Take carbs apart and clean float bowl, pilot jet, main
jet and
> needle valve assembly on each carb. Make sure nothing got into the airbox
> or exhaust (critters). I'd throw new plugs in it too and freshen up the
> After sitting that long is there any chance that rust could have formed on
> the rings to any serious extent?
> > For various reasons I won't get into, I haven't started my trackbike in 
> > perhaps 18 months, and didn't do anything to mothball it other than make

> > sure only pump gas was left in the system, no U4.   What should I do
> > trying to start it again?
> > 
> > Also, anybody got a Gen-I stator for cheap?
> > 
> >

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