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I have a 1997 Kawasaki ZX7R and it has been in storage for 9 years, and I want to know what's my first move in getting this bike ready for the summer. It was running fine when it became stored, I just went on a little vacation...

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Hahaha, good 1...little vacation...good you made it through ok during the vacation. Anyway, 9 years is quite long for a bike not to have been started, If you want to be safe wrather thn maybe sorry later, check ur tank first if it's clean inside, no rust corrosion.if it's clean good.Then just get a new battery and try starting it(after putting gas in the tank ofcourse,hahaha). If the tank is dirty inside..throw some nuts and bolts in there and shake it around with kerosine, then rinse out with water..let it dry and put in a coating for the tank wall.Then take off the carburator and clean it out.change all fluids...brakefluid,clutchoil, motoroil,etc..fuses, bulbs.
goodluck since it's quite a job to do it all yourself.

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