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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 23rd July 2019, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hand turn engine

Hi all, bike stood for 4years not drained down I want to check my pistons are free to move any advice on how I hand turn my bike engine over before starting it up please?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 23rd July 2019, 09:14 AM
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You can remove the generator cover plug on the left hand side of the bike and turn the engine using a 17 mm socket. Below is a page from the owner's manual showing this. After you've turned the engine to your satisfaction and want to put the generator plug back, it's torque value is 11 ft-lbs (more torque values found here if you need any).

My crashed bike sat outside for about 3-4 years before I decided to rebuild it. And a fair amount of oil had drained out through the crushed oil cooler. It started right up with no issues after I put it back together. I'm fairly certain you'll be right as rain as well.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to get your bike back on the road. Good bunch of folks here on the forum. Good luck and post up some pics of your bike when you get a chance!

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...and, pull the spark plugs out and drop 10cc of oil in the cylinders to lube them up......you could even just give a decent squirt of WD40 or similar.... those bores will be dry as...

Also, when it starts, and you get oil pressure and the engine gets up to temp.....dump the oil and filter and put in fresh stuff......
Used oil can break down over time, and the solid parts of the oil will sink out of the mix...
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