Might be getting another FZ6!

trepetti

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+1, shouldn't be an issue cranking it up..

If you haven't already, dump the old fuel out of the tank.. It's going on a year old now..

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PS, I'd be grumpier than usual W/O riding that long...

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I am CLEARLY grumpier than usual :) As for the tank, the old silver one is gone, I had a spare red one that I purchased off a forum member. but it was dented. A buddy of mine did the body work and painted it pearl white to match the visors in my early picture.
 

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Since the tank is off there’s little chance that the bike will start, and if it does it will die seconds later. I say crank it for a few seconds and then button it up.

Congrats on the wedding of your oldest.
Sounds good to me. If all goes well next weekend I might actually get some riding time in. Can't wait.
 

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BTW, the brake system is best filled from the bottom up. Use a syringe and some 5/16 clear tube to fill or refill it and you’ll have instant pressure.
During the long inactive period, the master cylinder was disconnected from the handlebar and left hanging upside down about the level of the calipers. I am guessing that the air in the top of the master has worked its way into the brake lines. I rebuilt the master 2 years ago and the calipers 3 years ago, so I don't suspect anything wrong there.

I have a MityVac and I think I can use it to push fresh brake fluid from the cup into the caliper by setting the unit t pressure, then hooking up the hose from the gun to the lid of the cup and the hose from the straw in the cup to the bleed nipple. Pressurize the cup lightly, open up the bleeder and voila!

Either way I plan to flush the front and rear brake systems.
 

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During the long inactive period, the master cylinder was disconnected from the handlebar and left hanging upside down about the level of the calipers. I am guessing that the air in the top of the master has worked its way into the brake lines. I rebuilt the master 2 years ago and the calipers 3 years ago, so I don't suspect anything wrong there.

I have a MityVac and I think I can use it to push fresh brake fluid from the cup into the caliper by setting the unit t pressure, then hooking up the hose from the gun to the lid of the cup and the hose from the straw in the cup to the bleed nipple. Pressurize the cup lightly, open up the bleeder and voila!

Either way I plan to flush the front and rear brake systems.
You might remove the MC cover and just flick the lever.
You'll probably see small bubbles coming from the valve (bleeding the MC).
If so, you may get a "lever" back with just that..


BTW, rode today (like most days down here but the weathers been gorgeous) . Nuthing like sweet sound of open Scorp's, winding up thru the gears!! The bikes running better than it ever has.. :)

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trepetti

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Yesterday morning I finished the electrical, did all the under-tank assembly, mounted the tank, put in a little fuel, pressed the button and VOILA...... NOISE!!!!!!

With the master cylinder now mounted to the handlebar for a few weeks, the handle is firm and the brakes are working again.

Was going to mount the chain and try for a ride, but it was time for more wedding stuff :-(

By next weekend for sure.......
 
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