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Miscellaneous => Bikes => Topic started by: scotty rayner on March 21, 2015, 10:00 PM

Title: need some help
Post by: scotty rayner on March 21, 2015, 10:00 PM
Hey guys! So a friend of mine gave me a bike. It's a Suzuki gs550ef but I'm not sure of the year because it had no manual and the owner had no idea but I'm guessing it s a 1984. Its been sitting for about 18 years and it hasn't run or had any oil in the bike itself the entire time. I put it the right oil and got the gas tank cleaned because it really needed it, and I got a new battery. Put some gas in it but there was a problem with the gas tank the guy forgot to plug up the whole. So by the time I got it back again I thought I would check the spark plugs again and one of the plugs miss threaded. So anyone wanna give me a hand tapping the header and potentially trying to get the bike started?
Title: need some help
Post by: jordisonjr on March 21, 2015, 10:21 PM
@boostfreak (http://toptierimports.com/index.php?action=profile;u=3519)
Title: need some help
Post by: Hilux on March 22, 2015, 12:04 AM
I assume you'll be taking the head off first? Also I suggest taking off the carbs and cleaning them, 18 years will really gum things up inside.

Awesome to get a bike for free! I would take every one of those I could.
Title: need some help
Post by: scotty rayner on March 22, 2015, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by Hilux
I assume you'll be taking the head off first? Also I suggest taking off the carbs and cleaning them, 18 years will really gum things up inside.

Awesome to get a bike for free! I would take every one of those I could.
already took the carbs apart they are spotless the bike had to have been cleaned before it was put away because the whole bike is looking pretty tasty
Title: need some help
Post by: boostfreak on March 22, 2015, 06:34 PM
I'd start by fixing your spark plug thread issues. To do it properly will require removing the head. Good luck
Title: need some help
Post by: scotty rayner on March 25, 2015, 10:30 AM
yeah thats the first thing im going to do and thanks guys ill do my best and let you know how it goes.