jskafff wrote: ↑
Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Thanks for the heads up on the lines. I didn't realize they had such a limited life.
The OEM stuff (when I last bought any 7 years ago), which is rubber covered with braided cloth, usually black, just does not hold up to today's fuel formulations and/or UV exposure.
I think it's use may have caused more than one airhead VW fire?
But ANY fuel line, if it had fuel sitting in it for 8 years, will be compromised simply because of the fuel in it.
I think Brad Belk (Texas) switched over to modern line and never looked back.
Once you get the bike running, you will learn to shut off the petcock(s) a certain distance from your destination, so that the lines and the float bowls are not full of fuel when parked.
Oh yeah, I owned a Big Ruckus briefly, while soul searching after giving up my 35-year love affair with a R65. The BR was cool, but I felt out of place suited up on it. I traded it in for a CBR250R, that I sold last summer during a 11-month layoff. I miss the purr of the opposed twin, that you will soon learn to love.
You will also have to learn to balance carburetors!