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1  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Introduction new member 12 year garaged gift on: May 06, 2018, 07:19:37 PM
I ordered a can of sta-bil fog oil  Grin

Thanks all for the input, I'm more hopeful than ever!

I'll stop by my old dealer Tuesday and price a fuel filter, battery and some riding gear. Ohh NEW RUBBER! I cant imagine how much tires have changed in 20 years!

2  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Introduction new member 12 year garaged gift on: May 05, 2018, 08:30:03 PM
She has 16k on the clock now. I appreciate the tips! I was thinking a squirt of Marvel oil in each cylinder and let it sit a couple weeks, should I fog it too?? a new fuel filter and rinse the tank. I haven't even peeked at the tank yet my finances are still committed to my sons car and my daily driver, I owe my mechanic 580 for my whip and still have to take my sons car in for about 1800 in repairs next. the last year has been unforgiving! Ill try and get some photos hosted soon. My next step is to get her moved from Chesterfield Mo to Normal Ill so I can start repairs!

3  General Category / General Motorcycle Discussion / Introduction new member 12 year garaged gift on: April 29, 2018, 09:26:24 PM

I'm a New CB1 owner!

I inherited the bike from a friend who had the bike in storage the last 12 years. Her and I put a stage 2 jet and a pipe on in back in the day, she moved to California and I moved to New York. After all the years we meet back up in St.Louis but I haven't ridden in nearly 20 years having stepped away from corner marshaling duties with WERA to raise a family and reduce health risks by putting up my lid until my babies had grown. Well as it happens to work out my friend was moving to Australia and wanted the old bike to go to a loving home, and my youngest daughter turns 18 next month allowing me the emotional freedom to again get back on 2 wheels, and on a bike I help MOD over 20 years ago no less!

I last rode a 600 bandit about 2 decades ago, but still have my M endorsement of course!

I'm looking forward to reading all of the information already available here as I begin the un mothballing of this amazing bike.

My 1st steps are reading the manual over so I can get to the spark plugs and get some oil into the cylinder heads to soak a few weeks before starting on fluids. I was told the oil was changed, the gas was drained, but no other storage preparation was done to her before the move from California back to the midwest. Other than a broken front turn signal, and a dent in the gas tank the bike survived its time in her sisters garage under a cover unscathed.

I expect to start this summer once I get the bike shipped back to Normal Illinois and hopefully will be able to do some work every week as finances allow. I have no clue how big a project I've just bitten off, but I promised the previous owner a good home, and to me that means a fully and meticulously maintained motorcycle from the skins to the grips, as good as she ever was (plus a dent in the gas tank, that just character too good to pass up).

If there are any recommendations on where do I start my research on restoration, or a good thread for someone like me to start on, Please share your thoughts. I'm not jumping in until I have a clear plan, and proper funds for the resurrection.

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