Maintenance / Service order on an bike that was inactive for 8 Years.
some background for my upcoming question:
I got a 1987 KLR from a long time friend of mine as a gift - something I couldn't have allowed myself normally. As of now I have a new home, 11 month old daughter and a Wife that looks for a new job. So in short I'm on a really tight and unpredictable budget. Also I have no experience in riding a bike, and no equipment - so till I gear up semi properly I spend my time trying to learn controlling the bike at speeds below 20mph (only in forest)
The bike I got has been parked in a shed in 2006 and since then never used, moved - nothing really happened to it. End of 2013 I transported it to my home and did the only things I could:
1. Get a new key (bike came without any)
2. Changed all of the rubber elements in the petcock
3. Changed old oil to a new Castrol 10W40 and installed a new filter.
I waited with possible investments until I was 100% sure it runs. As of Yesterday - I know it runs.
So, given my very tight budged I see a lot of work before me and try to sort out the most necessary things as first. I'll divide it into works and gear.
I'd like to ask You to either Improve my list, and/or reorganize it with elements I have not taken into account. (If I mess some words in English please excuse me, no experience in Bike dictionary). The lower the number in the beginning the higher priority it has:
-2. Battery (now it runs on a borrowed one)
-1. Helmet and goggles
0. Neck protection from wind
3. Gloves and Shoes
4. Proper light armor trousers and jacket
Getting the brake system intact. According to manual pads should be changed below 1mm - mine are at ca. 3mm so I'm safe here. Today I'm buying a DOT4 brake fluid and will replace the old one with it completely. New lever has been ordered to replace the old, broken one.
Checking the cam. On 1'st gear at ca. 3000 rpm something rattles like crazy around the engine - will have to check if its the cam or the passengers foot support (or however are this thing You place the foot at called). It happens only when driving.
Clean and oil the chain, check the slack and wear with proper tools (not naked eye)
Changing the coolant.
Checking the Air filter for the carburetor.
9. Installing a new speedometer line, old one is broke.