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

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Mon Dec 7 16:51:54 PST 2009

What's the kid's name and how much money does he have?

On Dec 7, 2009, at 3:20 PM, Donlon McGovern wrote:

> A few years ago I went down to Pasadena to pick up my dad's 67 Pontiac 
> Tempest LeMans which had been sitting in his parking lot for at least 
> two years because of his failing vision. Before I tried to start it I 
> removed the plugs and sprayed each cylinder with a good shot of WD40 
> knowing it was flammable as well as a fairly decent lubricator. When I 
> hit the switch that good ol 326 lit up immediately and I drove back to 
> Portland without any further troubles and drove the car for five years 
> before selling it to a kid in the neighborhood.
> Might try that with your bike..
> dm
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave C" <dlc-mica at>
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
> Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 11:36 AM
> 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 fluids.
>>> 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 > before
>>> > trying to start it again?
>>> >
>>> > Also, anybody got a Gen-I stator for cheap?
>>> >
>>> >

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