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After years in storage its finally being brought back to life. The layers of dust have been washed away and it's looking like everything is as I left it.
Starting with changing the fluids, filters, belts, battery, fuel lines and new clutch master cylinder (it's leaking). It will be a few days until all the parts are in. I'm hopeful it will fire up without too much trouble.
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Compressed air to dry is your friend. Looks like the dust acted as an effective protectant. In all seriousness, beautiful bike, glad she’s coming out of hibernation.
 

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Over the past two weeks I thoroughly checked and made sure everything was in working order. Plugs, filters, fluids and battery were changed. I also decided to switch out the plastic fuel line quick disconnects and fuel level nut. Other than that the only thing I found to have failed was the clutch master cylinder. Today I finally was able to get it all assembled!

With some fresh fuel and a few cycles of the fuel pump, I pressed the starter button. Within seconds the engine was running! The sound of the exhaust, valves and clutch - just as I remembered! There was some concern as I watched it idle; a cloud of white smoke was spewing out of the pipes. I figured it was burning off the fogger I sprayed in the cylinders or the rings needed to reseat. I got out on the road and headed around the block. Engine, clutch, gears and brakes all working as they should; except for the cloud following me. I went around a couple times, just about two miles cruising in 1st and 2nd not exceeding 3000 rpm. When I pulled back into the driveway the cloud was gone!

After a little more break in time I should be back in business.
 

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Could have been just water (steam) burning off from her wake up bath. I’ve had that happen on my track bike without putting a hose to it. Great to hear she‘s up and running.
 
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