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1911 Views 11 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Abes_CW
Taken descent care of.....This one kept covered on someones porch since 94. No battery. Going to get a sealed one from Walmart. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will start. Assuming it does, any points to check from other owners?????


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Make sure it doesn't leak antifreeze out the waterpump (right below the carbuetors). It's an engine-out procedure. Also please note that parts can be hard to come by, moreso than the 500s. Listen to it starting, any clunking/clanking noise may indicate a problem with the starter clutch (also an engine-out procedure).

But don't let it scare you! I bought mine with a bad starter clutch and did it myself in my mother-in-laws garage without too much difficulty.
NO it is not. In fact, expect it to leak after 16 years.

Wait, Abe... are you saying the 650 water pump seal can be done IN the bike? I thought it was only the 500 that that worked on. Please prove me wrong as it will save a lot of labor
I won't be upset
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