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 Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease

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Thrilla Moto Detroit




PostSubject: Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease   Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:31 am

Hello Team:

I just bought a 2008 WR250r that has only 567 miles on it.  It's bone stock and runs fine.  Sounds a little weak when it tries to start up and when I turn the key it I don't hear it priming up.

It's been sitting in a garage for years.  I know it needs new tires (they are barely worn but have turned plastic-y from age) and the bike is super grimy around the typical areas from sitting idle for a long long time.  

All recall work performed.  Fuel pump and Stator..

I'd love some advice on what my priorities should be to get this puppy a fresh start to life.  

What are the priorities here?  Should I take it in for inspection?  What would you all do?

Also, can you recommend a great cleaner to get this puppy de greased and spangly again?  (I'd like to give it a good cleaning first)

Any input would be greatly appreciated and thanks!

TMD
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DPete

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PostSubject: Re: Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease   Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 am

I'd give it an oil change, wash and reoil the air cleaner, go riding. As for cleaning it up I use Spectro, xl1 motorcycle wash or equivalent, spray on cold bike and hose off, it does pretty good on all the nooks and crannies you can't get by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease   Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:38 am

Thrilla Moto Detroit wrote:

What are the priorities here?  Should I take it in for inspection?  What would you all do?

Here's what I'd do in your situation:
- Replace the original battery
- New tires and tubes
- Clean and re-oil air filter (replace if any signs of filter foam breaking down.)
- New fuel, if not done already.
- New oil & oil filter
- New coolant
- New brake fluid (front & rear)
- New chain (for fresh o-rings and grease in the sealed area.)
- Fresh grease in serviceable bearings (steering head, swingarm, and shock linkage.)
- Inspect sealed wheel bearings fro proper operation. Replace if any signs of grease degradation or corrosion etc.
- Fresh grease on moving brake caliper parts.
- Remove and inspect spark plug
- Inspect and/or replace suspension fluids and seals.
- Inspect and lubricate throttle tube, throttle cables, and clutch cable.
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Thrilla Moto Detroit




PostSubject: Re: Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease   Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:31 pm

DPete wrote:
I'd give it an oil change, wash and reoil the air cleaner, go riding. As for cleaning it up I use Spectro, xl1 motorcycle wash or equivalent, spray on cold bike and hose off, it does pretty good on all the nooks and crannies you can't get by hand.

Thanks!
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Thrilla Moto Detroit




PostSubject: Re: Priorities on my new 2008 WR250r - only 567 miles - degrease   Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 pm

wwguy wrote:
Thrilla Moto Detroit wrote:

What are the priorities here?  Should I take it in for inspection?  What would you all do?

Here's what I'd do in your situation:
- Replace the original battery
- New tires and tubes
- Clean and re-oil air filter (replace if any signs of filter foam breaking down.)
- New fuel, if not done already.
- New oil & oil filter
- New coolant
- New brake fluid (front & rear)
- New chain (for fresh o-rings and grease in the sealed area.)
- Fresh grease in serviceable bearings (steering head, swingarm, and shock linkage.)
- Inspect sealed wheel bearings fro proper operation. Replace if any signs of grease degradation or corrosion etc.
- Fresh grease on moving brake caliper parts.
- Remove and inspect spark plug
- Inspect and/or replace suspension fluids and seals.
- Inspect and lubricate throttle tube, throttle cables, and clutch cable.

Great idea! Thank you!
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