My First Suzuki

Tone

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Evening all. First post and first Suzuki in my possession, a GSXR 400 Slingshot. Been riding a Yamaha RD 250 E for the last 3 years, sorry is the Y word banned here??? ;)

Anyhoo the GSX is a non-runner at the moment purely due to the fact the battery has stood without charge for 3+ years. That's easily remeded, no worries.

My first real question is what would I need to check before starting her up for the first time? I guess new engine oil and fresh petrol are givens. I wonder if the carbs would need a clean out? Air filter as new.

It's been stored in a dry garage and outwardly seems in reasonable nick, aside from a thin layer of dust.
 

Tone

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Can I add is it easy-ish to clean the carbs? After 3 odd years they may need a rinse out. Looks like a bit of a chore to get 'em off.

The petrol tap is a conundrum. For some reason no matter which way I turned it nothing came out, after fettling I got some to flow but it still don't look right only come out on one setting??????

Oh nearly forgot, the bikes up and running though not road tested her yet.