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My bike has been sitting for roughly 6 months and i'm due home on R&R in a week or so. I was wondering since the fluids have about 100 miles on them would it really be necessary to change the them before i got on and forget everything about Iraq? Oh almost forgot the battery still has enough juice to start the bike but it hasn't been on a battery tender or anything of the sorts. Anybody see a problem with just stabbing the key in and getting lost in motorcycling again?
 

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charge the battery and ride the hell out of it, be sure to check the oil after about a hundred miles or so. You should be fine. But if you question the oil (or used th cheap stuff) change it. You should be fine though.
 

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Welcome home and ride safe.
 

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I plan on getting a tender when i get home and i knew i needed one before i left i just didnt have the time to acquire one. No need to thank me for serving. I didnt join to help iraq. i figured i would spend most of my time stateside on disaster relief on the Texas coast but the best laid plans of mice and men ...... Just one more question before i call it a night. What should i do to my SV when i do make it home in a few months? I have frame sliders, new chain and sprockets, but nothing else has been done. Where should i start? I'm think the forks but dont know where to go after that.
 

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Check your pressures & fluids. Get on & enjoy the freedom you provide for the rest of us.
Thanks! :hug:
 

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you should be fine, like everyone else said change the oil, or at least check it and charge the battery and you should be good to go. In the future I would probably put my bike up on front and rear stands to avoid the tires from flat spotting.
 

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On the subject of rear and front stands. I had three days to pack all my gear and meet up with the unit i was deploying with so i had no time really to prep the bike for storage i had enough time to fill the tank and add some Sta-bil that was about it. My father moves it around every week or so to avoid the tire problem. I plan on getting some before the end of leave to put the bike up on so i dont have to have him roll the thing around in a tiny garage.
 

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have fun man. Im in baghdad waiting for my return flight. been a long ass deployment here. I think you will be fine. just change the oil on leave that way you wont have to worry bout it when you get back. I didnt put mine on stands because of a gsxr front end and f3 rear wheel i knew I was getting. have fun riding man, i know once i move to elpaso in a few months i will have a blast
 

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I plan on having as much fun as I can. I've been in Mosul for 7 months and its getting old. Ok so it unanimous, oil is getting changed, rear seat cowl is going on and probably a set of tires while im at it and have the cash on hand.

Has anyone had any experience with the vortex rear sets? Are they worth the money? I ride mostly to work and back. so they would get a lot of commuting mile on them. I plan on doing a few track days when i get back for good.
 

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vortex makes good products, cant go wrong wioth them imho. However I wouldnt use my daily as a track bike, I would look into another vehicle preferably one who can tow as a daily so u can play more with the sv
 

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Well i have a Ford Ranger with enough room to load the bike in the back. I only plan on doing one maybe two track days a year. Im trying to talk my girl into letting me buy another bike (daytona 675) when i get home but she isn't hearing any of it.
 
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