Thanks for the welcome guys.
I have been doing a little bit of PM work to the bike. It looks like the guy I bought it from ran it hard then put it up wet.
I forgot to take a picture of the dirty air filter, but this photo shows how filthy the airbox was:
It cleaned up nicely though:
After a lot of reading on this board, I decided that I'd better check the valve lash before I ride it.
I don't have a manual yet, but I did some searching to figure out the valve clearance spec. I never really did find anything definitive, but from what I read it sounds like my intakes at .127mm and my exhaust
at .213mm should be within the acceptable range. Am I ok to assume my valve clearances are correct?
After I messed around with the valves I installed a new spark plug, and drained and refilled the cooling system. Since I had the tank off, I wasn't able to run the bike for a few minutes in order to change the oil. I'll be doing that tomorrow or saturday. After that stuff was done, I took some time to clean everything up a bit.
I got the engine cleaned a bit:
The bike came with a beefy aftermarket skid plate
The tires seem to be in acceptable condition:
I found this tube that apparently goes nowhere, although it looks like it had one of those spring wire clamps on it at one time. Can anyone tell me where this tube goes, if anywhere?
Edited by zlathim, June 23, 2011 - 09:30 PM.