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I just got my GL1000 running.And pretty good i might add, but when istarted it today for the first time in 8 years--- at least i got it to stay running--bad kill switch---bypassed for now---mice nests came blowing out the exhaust.Should i worry or just run it out. Bike sounds pretty good.
 

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I rebuilt carbs and put new KN filter so i know thats clean. But there was alot of mud dobber nests in filter compartment,and everywhere else.
 

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Stop by the DQ and get some mustard, and a little bread and take it with you on a ride. About 300 miles should have those little rodents well done. You will not even need to buy lunch, just pop them on the bread and a little mustard and you will be ready for another few miles. :D Kit
 

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Guess that means i wont go hungry. Been a while since i had rodent. Hopefully the smell wont kill me. So i shouldnt worry about it then.
 

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I would do a visual inspection of the wires, brake hoses and fuel line. If all looks good,--hammerdown and take no prisoners.:waving:
 

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Alrighty then, I'll go start it again and let it run awhile then change oil and filter.
 

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I Just wonder how much time & money invested, after 8 yrs? Good job, the rest is down hill now, just few loose end, your new bike for the new year.:1000red:Lee
 

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The little critter filled my pipes full of sunflower seed and when i started it and reved it up it was like a machine gun, sunflower seed all over ths garage floor. Another time they filled my air box with gravey train and I don't eveny have a dog. Turned out to be my naighbors gravey train. They did chew up some wires , so I'd pull the tank shell and inspect the electronics
 

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Please make sure you check ALL of the brakes before you take it out on the road even for a short ride, they can seize up while riding,been there done that!
 

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Remember brakes can seize off and on. I had a bike, a 750, that had been left in a garage for 2 years, got it running, evrrything looked good so I took it on a little test ride. About a mile from home I hit the brakes to turn around and the front ones wouldn't let go. That was one VERY long walk pushing it back home with the front brakes on.
 

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The bike was in pretty bad shape when i got it. I rebuilt brake calipers and new brake lines - pulled fuel tank for a cleaning it was nasty - new wheel bearings - new timing belts - some new electrical parts - tires - all new engine gaskets - bike runs but a little rough- carbs need synched- and handle bars are loose 1 bolt is broken off so i will have to reverse it out and hopefully not the other 3 and who knows what else. It's been a lot of work so far!
 

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airman wrote:
It's been a lot of work so far!
Yes it's a lot of work but gives a lot of satisfaction when she's running like new. Keep on plugging and you'll end up with a bike to be proud of.

Specially when your old timer eats up a couple Harleys just for the heck of it.:cooldevil:
 

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I can't believe you would think we would harm a wing :D
 

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Blow them suckers out with an air hose then look elsewhere for 'em. They seem to find the strangest places to roost.
 
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