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Bike been sitting for 3 years what do i do before i start it up again

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Locate the crank pulley, get a large socket or wrench on the end and slowly turn it by hand.

Regardless of it feeling tight, empty the oil and get a fresh oil filter and oil in there.

Make sure there is fresh fuel in the tank, old fuel is usually bad fuel.

Make sure the carb butterfly opens when you turn throttle.

Take the HT lead off the spark plug and turn it over on the key. Any odd knocks or grinding and the engine will have to be opened up in case the piston has rusted inside the barrel.

If not, put the HT lead back on and start her up, let her fast idle for 20-30 mins, do not rev it.

Dump the oil and check it for metal particles. New oil in and it should be good to go.

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