Buying 2005 RK

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by edsfxr2, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. edsfxr2

    edsfxr2 Member

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    Looking at a 2005 FLRPI At a good price but it lived for 2 years under a tarp what are the problems I need to look for .:small3d023:
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Hopefully the gas was drained out of the tank, if not drain and refill with fresh fuel and a couple oz of seafoam before you try and fire it up. Changing all fluids would be a wise idea asap. Think about pulling the plugs and adding a little oil to the cylinders and crank over (without plugs) to make sure everything is free.

    Check for free movement of the brake pads front and rear.
     
  3. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    I'd change out all the fluids and battery, check for rust everywhere (including inside the gas tank), dry-rot on all rubber and corrosion on electrical connections. I probably wouldn't ride if the tires on it have sat on the ground soaking up the Tennessee rain for the last two years either.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    After changing ALL the fluids, adjusting the clutch and lubing the cable, start it up with a NEW battery and perform the above test