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      Greetings All,
      Just picked up a Streetfighter 848, with less then 1,500miles on it. It hasn't been touched or seen by the human eye in somewhere between ~12-14mos. I figured reaching out to the community to see what should be done before firing this work of art up other then the normal. I have been on the road long enough to know that typically the Ducati owners are the most knowledgable. I'm 100% new to Ducati's, and engineering in Europe, everything I have had is mostly American, and some Japanese. Never participated much in forums, but always read them. Thanks in advanced.

      Michael

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      Welcome to the forum, Michael, and congrats on the new ride! For me, when I get a new-to-me bike, I start with a full fluid flush...coolant, brakes, oil. Usually, if there's anything else that needs attention, you'll find it while you do all that. Also make sure you have fresh fuel in the tank...this E10 crap can leave behind something that's certainly not gasoline after a while!

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      It's not a terrible idea to manually wind the motor of a bike that has been sitting for more than a year. You can do this by taking the spark plugs out, pouring a little marvel mystery oil into the cylinders to soak for a few hours, putting the bike in top gear and then just move the bike back and forth to get the pistons to move a little bit. It may not be necessary, but this is the best way to start a motor that hasn't been running for a long time.

      Other than that, check the tank itself. Make sure that it hasn't expanded too much and that it isn't hitting the forks.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SJTrance View Post
      It's not a terrible idea to manually wind the motor of a bike that has been sitting for more than a year. You can do this by taking the spark plugs out, pouring a little marvel mystery oil into the cylinders to soak for a few hours, putting the bike in top gear and then just move the bike back and forth to get the pistons to move a little bit. It may not be necessary, but this is the best way to start a motor that hasn't been running for a long time.

      Other than that, check the tank itself. Make sure that it hasn't expanded too much and that it isn't hitting the forks.

      Awesome thanks.

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