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Old 11th February 2018, 09:29 PM
ben10 ben10 is offline
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Default Bike in storage

Bike that has been in storage for last 3 to 4 year is going up for sale . What do you guys think. And what things to look out for. Or could it be more trouble than it worth with seals and things gone hard . Its a k6 or k7
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Old 11th February 2018, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

It will need a comprehesive service and definitly new tyres.

Factor in...
Removing old juice and replacing with fresh stuff.
Oil&filter.
Brake fluids and likley pads.
Coolant.
New battery.
Tyres.
Inspect c&sprockets.
Look for corrosion on forks.

If all this is done and it still gives bother running then look into blocked fuel injectors.

Worth a punt but would want to be at least 500e to 1000e off going market rate.
500e if you can do that work yorself....
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Old 11th February 2018, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

Originally Posted by johnny b
It will need a comprehesive service and definitly new tyres.

Factor in...
Removing old juice and replacing with fresh stuff.
Oil&filter.
Brake fluids and likley pads.
Coolant.
New battery.
Tyres.
Inspect c&sprockets.
Look for corrosion on forks.

If all this is done and it still gives bother running then look into blocked fuel injectors.

Worth a punt but would want to be at least 500e to 1000e off going market rate.
500e if you can do that work yorself....
Thanks for info Johnny b 🏍
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Old 12th February 2018, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

This is how I came across a tzr, my mistake was not walking.

I'd guess you would need to do a top end strip at the least, you deffo are dealing with a project as opposed a runner. Don't let the vendor lead ya down the garden path by starting and running it.

Not really negotiable is you really need model specific advice from those who would know them.
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Old 12th February 2018, 06:50 AM
Onlybikerinthevillage Onlybikerinthevillage is offline
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Default Re: Bike in storage

Originally Posted by johnny b
It will need a comprehesive service and definitly new tyres.

Factor in...
Removing old juice and replacing with fresh stuff.
Oil&filter.
Brake fluids and likley pads.
Coolant.
New battery.
Tyres.
Inspect c&sprockets.
Look for corrosion on forks.

If all this is done and it still gives bother running then look into blocked fuel injectors.

Worth a punt but would want to be at least 500e to 1000e off going market rate.
500e if you can do that work yorself....
Calipers could also need a service new seals etc. really depends on the storage conditions
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

Originally Posted by johnny b
It will need a comprehesive service and definitly new tyres.

Factor in...
Removing old juice and replacing with fresh stuff.
Oil&filter.
Brake fluids and likley pads.
Coolant.
New battery.
Tyres.
Inspect c&sprockets.
Look for corrosion on forks.

If all this is done and it still gives bother running then look into blocked fuel injectors.

Worth a punt but would want to be at least 500e to 1000e off going market rate.
500e if you can do that work yorself....
I think you might be running away with yourself a little there. It entirely depends on how it was stored. Big difference between dry stored or bike bubble, started regularly and juice replaced once in a whole to stored outside without a cover. Entirely depends.
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Old 12th February 2018, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

There's approximately zero difference between buying a bike that's been in storage and buying a 'minter' on donedeal. They both need checking for the exact same problems.
Just because it's been parked doesn't mean it's fucked.
I have a bike here that's been in storage for 5 years. It's had a trickle charger on it all the time and has the same fuel in it from the day it was parked.
I decided to fire it up last week. It took about 8 or 10 seconds before it spluttered into life, and another 10 seconds before it was running on all 4 properly.
I put a lid on and took it for a proper blast to clear out the cobwebs, and it rode like the day it was parked up, not a bother.

Just check all the things you would if you were buying any other bike.
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Old 12th February 2018, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: Bike in storage

Originally Posted by BazD
I think you might be running away with yourself a little there. It entirely depends on how it was stored. Big difference between dry stored or bike bubble, started regularly and juice replaced once in a whole to stored outside without a cover. Entirely depends.
Theres a big difference between running a litre sports bike with coolant and without.....
If I bought a bike thats was in storage that is the list of things I would do to it but Im fussy and dont like things blowing up on me

Originally Posted by Gixxer
There's approximately zero difference between buying a bike that's been in storage and buying a 'minter' on donedeal. They both need checking for the exact same problems.
Just because it's been parked doesn't mean it's fucked.
I have a bike here that's been in storage for 5 years. It's had a trickle charger on it all the time and has the same fuel in it from the day it was parked.
I decided to fire it up last week. It took about 8 or 10 seconds before it spluttered into life, and another 10 seconds before it was running on all 4 properly.
I put a lid on and took it for a proper blast to clear out the cobwebs, and it rode like the day it was parked up, not a bother.

Just check all the things you would if you were buying any other bike.

You are my hero...
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Old 13th February 2018, 09:27 AM
Kaos Theory Kaos Theory is offline
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Default Re: Bike in storage

Originally Posted by Gixxer
I put a lid on and took it for a proper blast to clear out the cobwebs, and it rode like the day it was parked up, not a bother.
Mind yourself on tyres that haven't moved in 5 years, they'll have perished somewhat.

We tried warning a mate of the same on his RSVR Factory he'd just picked up from England that had been sitting up for years.

He never made it past turn 1 in Mondello...
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