Starting up procedure

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Assen
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Starting up procedure

Post by Assen » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:55 am

My just bought Classic has run for the last time in 2017, so has to be brought back to live again. My plan is to remove the plugs and squirt a mixture of dieselfuel and silkolene Comp 2 oil in the plugholes. And check that all the 3 sides of both rotors are squirted upon...Turning of the engine by hand.
After that engaging the startermotor with both plugs still removed and pulling the oilpump cable to full opening. This should get the engine nicely lubed up i think? Now, the plugs back in and fire the engine up.
Good plan, or should i do it in another/better way? Graham, Richard?

Thanks, Jannes

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Re: Starting up procedure

Post by Richard Negus » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:24 am

Hi Assen,
That's good plan BUT, before you do anything, take out the air filter elements and see whether they are perished from age and filter oil.
If they are, it's possible to suck bits of plastic into the engine as you attempt to start it.
Aerosol filter oils have an evaporating solvent, some of which can destroy the foam.
You may also want to check the oil in the carburettor dash pots - should be SAE 40.
Rgds,
R.
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Re: Starting up procedure

Post by Assen » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:34 am

Thanks Richard! I will follow your advice! Your advice on the airfilter is spot on. My Suzuki GS750 from 1977 (twin discs/wirewheels) had exactly the problem with the airfilter you've mentioned. The filter was totaly crumbled. Luckily no engineproblems occured.

Thanks, Jannes

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