Tell me more, did the engine turn over ? Without battery you can check by putting it in gear and pushing it a bit to tell if the motor will move. That will let you know the major motor components are okay. As in no rust has set up in cylinder or valve train. Always good to check first,(dont ask)
Did you check the group of wires under the 'tank' cover ? My wing was stored outside and squirrels got some wires. You are correct this site has valuable info for wing owners.
good luck and keep us updated.
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1982 Aspencade bringing back to life.
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