Hey there so my dad has a 2009 Versys 650 that has been sitting for roughly 4 years, hasn't been started up at all. I'm trying to get it into running shape again, so what exactly should I do? The bike has about 7600 miles on it.
Obviously the battery is done for, and I'll need to do an oil change and drain the fuel tank.
As for the tires, they were basically brand new right before it sat, so I'm hoping that they are still usable. Don't seem to have any flat spots and actually kept air decently while they were sitting. Hopefully they are good.
Will the brake fluid need to be bled/replaced as well? Transmission fluid/oil?
It's been garage kept this whole time and I live in a dry climate, so I don't see and visible rust/corrosion. I read online that people recommended pouring some sort of lubricant or cleaner such as seafoam into through the spark plugs, as to prelubricate the cylinder, but is this really necessary? Probably going to run a few tanks with fuel injector cleaner/upper cylinder lubricant regardless, hopefully it should break up any old gas deposits. I've had great success with the Lucas Oil fuel additive in cars, but have never worked on a bike before.
Thanks in advance!