Question about 2001 kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic
Check the tank for rust and varnished fuel and clean if necessary. Check the air box for the condition of the filter and to see if there are any mouse nests. Do not change the oil. Just check the level. Chances are the oil will look clean and it is. All the dirt that was in the oil has settled to the bottom of the engine. Upon start up and test driving with any luck this will get suspended in the oil so when you change it later, you will actually be cleaning the engine out rather than fouling up fresh oil. Next you need to remove the carburetors, take them apart, and clean them. This will insure a good start up and take care of any forgotten issues when the bike was put away. Be sure to inspect the intake manifolds for cracks and separation. Next got to the fuse box , take out each fuse one at a time and inspect it. Replace the fuses that are cracked or fall apart from age. You are also making sure that they all have good contact when you doe this. Fill, charge, and install a new battery. With fresh gas in the tank, you should be ready to fire it up. Be sure to check the sides of the tires for cracks, the depth of the tread , and the tire pressure before test riding. If the switches feel stiff ,a short blast of penetrating lube can loosen the back up.
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