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Due to deaths in family, job issues, etc hadnt even started bike in a LONG time.
thought about a winter project now that things have slowed down.. Aside from the dreaded carb clean/ rebuild ( it never did run right)
What would you all recommend? Cleaning the tank, prob new tires.. Thought about swapping the sprockets.. adding 1 tooth to the engine & dropping one from the wheel..

anyway, shes a 1999, but only 2100 miles.. & 4 oil changes.. due to time spent not running...
Any help greatly app

Dave
 

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Welcome to the insanity Mage, fuel/oil/battery are the place to start, help is here for these and other problems issues you might run into...
 

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Welcome to the forum Dave.

For me, the first step would be to do all the maintenance service as if none of it had ever been done. This would include oil change, filters, chain clean and lube, valve clearance adjustment, check all adjustments, clutch throttle, brakes, etc., tighten all fasteners, check fuel lines, fuel tank for rust, and petcock screen, fresh fuel, check tire wear/age/inflation, battery, lights, etc., etc. Get a manual if you don't already have one, and follow it.

Once you have all that accomplished, see if it will run. Probably will need to clean the carb and adjust idle, pilot, etc. since it has been sitting for awhile.

Forget the sprockets unless you need a new chain, then replace them. There are differences of opinion as the whether changing ratio is beneficial, but most have found that it did not help as expected unless mods are made to the engine, exhaust, and or jets. The stock engine just does not have enough torque to pull the higher ratio, and needs the higher rpms to reach max speed.

There is lots of help on this site both from old threads, and current members to help get you through any problem that you may encounter. I'm sure you will have it running again, and be back on the road soon.
 

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