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Old 09-12-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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oil question

im about to buy a bike friday(xr100) and it has been sitting on a crate for atleast 2yrs(the seat is showing mold spots ha) i dont want to start it up since im sure its pretty dry in there,
should i drain the oil and refill with some cheap oil just to kick it over and let it run(if it will)


what about some oil or cleaner into the cylinder and let it seep around the rings?


im going to pull the tank and replace all the fuel lines for sure,
as far as cleaning the carb goes, can i pull the bowl off while its on the bike and clean out the dried up gas residue? and then soak the inside with carb cleaner?

whatelse should i do before i kick over the bike? lube the cables?
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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I dont thtink carb cleaner is a good idea. It will eat your gaskets and float up.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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pour a little marvel's mystery oil in the spark plug holes. Let it sit while you work on the rest of the bike, this stuff is good at freeing up the rings, and will also put oil on them so they don't score the walls when you first crank it over. it doesn't take much. this is what my dad does to all the muscle cars he restores when they have sat too long. BTW he is a pro, not shade tree.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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awsome! i think i have a bottle of the marvel mystrey oil somewhere.

what should i clean the carb with to rise out any dried up gas?

and getting the sludge out of the motor without cracking it open. i read on her i think about diesel? hows that work
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