What would be the best way to start my motorcycle after being parked for two years? I would like to avoid any damage to the motor, so I'm just wondering if I should take any precautions/steps to minimize/avoid anything braking or getting damage. Thanks
Thank you all for the advise and suggestions. After going thru all the systems (and regular maintenance) I ended up replacing the sprocket, chain, and new tires. Needed a new battery. I did put Sta-bil when I stored it. I did check for mice, luckily didn't find any!!! Just finished cleaning her up (very dusty) Will post pictures tomorrow.
If you're REALLY nitpicky (as I am) then if you have a suspicion that the oil pump has drained itself empty (or if you've just overhauled the engine and know it to be empty) then you can minimise the risk of metal to metal contact in the main and big-end and camshaft bearings by removing the oil filter and sending oil under pressure into the central threaded pipe (where the filter screws onto). This will prime the oil pump and send all to all the important bits. It can be easily done by putting a hole in a 5L oil container cap to accept a 1/2" piece of plastic tube as a tight fit, and it has to dip to the bottom of the container. The other end of the plastic pipe goes into the oil filter central pipe IT MUST BE A TIGHT FIT .Then punch a small hole into the shoulder of the container somewhere so you can push an airline nozzle into it. Get the oil warm first, then carefully pressurise the oil container (with oil in it, of course) and keep going until you see oil coming out of the camshaft position sensor hole. Which of course you remove before starting the operation. A big warning here: this is only for grown-ups with common sense. Don't complain to me when you overpressure the container and get a face full of hot oil.
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