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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up a 02 1800C from the original owner. 3000 miles and not used for 8 years!!
I know I need to change ALL fluids and the tires but first I have fuel issues.
I pulled the tank and removed the fuel pump assembly. Looked real bad! Rust and crud.
I ordered a new FP assembly and FP regulator. Do you think the injectors will be OK?
Do I need to pull the throttle body and clean that also?
My plan is to clean the tank, replace the FP assembly and FP regulator and try to fire it up.
What do you think?? I'll do the ground fix at the same time. Anything else?
I only paid $1500 for the bike but I think in the end I'll end up spending more than it's worth.
Thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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Sounds like you have a new bike that was just not used. That being said you will need to go thru it all. New battery an FPR for sure. Injectors should be ok. Use only(Ethanol free if able) regular gas. I'd add some Techron to first few tanks since bike has hardly ever run. After some work and TLC you should have a nice bike at a good price.


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Do not clean throttle body ever.
Check tank for rust it may need to be coated inside.

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Injectors have a fine screen on fuel intake port.
It could be clogged.
Remove, inspect, clean with carb cleaner.
You can put 12v on momentarily to activate the injector. About 1 amp current draw.
Injector "On" you may be able to spray cleaner through it.
Some people have taken injectors to a diesel injector company to clean and test.

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In addition I would recommend closely examining the wiring harness and looking for broken connections, rot, and perhaps cleaning the grounds up like the tutorial walks you through. How are the tires? ANY sign of cracking or bulging on sidewalls is an immediate remove and replace. Lube up the cables and check brakes are sliding properly.
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Take the battery to an auto parts dealer, after fully charging it, and have it 100 amp load tested. Sitting that long, it could have a weak cell or 2, show 12V, and still give you problems. Tires that old need replaced, have gotten hard, not much grip, regardless of tread left. ALL fluids need changing every 2-3 years: clutch, brake fluid, final oil, fork oil. These are all hygroscopic, drawing moisture which turns to crud. While changing tires, with the rear off, give the final splines a light coating of MOLY paste. Small tube lasts many years. You might not find MOLY 60 anymore, but I believe Loctite has a MOLY 77 good substitute. DO NOT use a Moly GREASE, once hot, it slings it all over the place. Once all your maintenance updates have been addressed, you can ride with confidence, and THEN we can help you to spend your $$ on upgrades and modifications to make her "just yours".

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I will replace tires for sure. Already picked up a new battery.
I am now just waiting for all the parts I ordered to come in.
Can't wait to hear this beast fire up!
Before this bike a had a Suzuki 1500LC and I thought that bike was big.
The 1800 is a monster!
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I will replace tires for sure. Already picked up a new battery.
I am now just waiting for all the parts I ordered to come in.
Can't wait to hear this beast fire up!
Before this bike a had a Suzuki 1500LC and I thought that bike was big.
The 1800 is a monster!
While not necessary, a Battery Tender Jr. or PLUS can be a good investment for the extended life of your new battery. Hopefully a OEM Yuasa. Some of us have had others, that do not last or perform like the Yuasa OEM.

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Might want to pull plugs and spray some fogging oil or something similar in the cylinders if you haven't turn it over yet. I don't think you'll have more into it than it's worth. You bought it at the right price. These are great bikes. The stock seats are pretty uncomfortable though. I had to buy a couple different seats to get one that was comfortable for me.
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