What do I need to do to get my motorcycle running again after I've left it in my garage for over a year?
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I'll take a slightly different stance here - having a vehicle stand for a year or a little longer than that isn't that long, so I'd try to get it running first before I start changing out parts.
Here's what I'd do:
Once you've got the engine running OK I'd let it warm up and change the oil if it was not reasonably fresh when you put the bike away.
And yes, checking rubber parts for dry rot and stuff like that is good practise when reawakening any vehicle but I'd save that until I knew it was running OK.
To expand on xpda's answer, and genericise it for any engine that has been standing for some time:
protected by DucatiKiller Mar 10 at 6:09
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