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How's everybody doing? Recently acquired a 1996 Honda Magna 750. Was told it sat up for about 10 years, and I'm trying to figure out what all i need to check out/replace.
Here is what I know:
Bike turns on(lights and ignition)
I have emptied the gas tank and found a bit of rust floating around
The reserve tube has a cut in it

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Ride safe guys!
 

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You are gonna most likely need to rebuild the carbs. Take special care to inspect the pilot jet as it is a tiny thing that can clog up easy. I use Berrymans Carb Dip, you can get it at any auto part store. It’s a brown thick solvent that works wonders on carbs. I will soak a really ratty carb in it for a few days, then pour some into an ultrasonic cleaner, heat it to about 50c and depending on how crusty, usually 15 to 30 minutes in the cleaner.

there is a product called Evaporust that can also be had at most part stores that does a wonderful job cleaning out the rust in a tank. I usually fill the tank totally full, right up o the neck, put the cap on and leave it for 24 hours or so. Dump out and rinse with water, then dry and you will be good. This would also be a good I expect for a tank coating like red coat or the like.
 

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In addition to cleaning the tank and carbs, replace the fuel lines . Almost certainly, a new battery will be needed, possibly new spark plugs and wires, and other ignition components will need checking and/or replacement. Flush the cooling system and replace the coolant, and hoses if needed. Check the brake lines -- in fact, all rubber components -- and replace if they've hardened and/or cracked. It's pretty much absolutely certain 10+-year-old tires will have to go.

Other stuff may appear as you go along...
 
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