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    1982 JS550 garaged for 9 years, How to start again?

    I have a 1982 Kawasaki JS500 one owner kept in great condition. Has been garaged unused for 9 years. Can I just put a teaspoon of oil in the sparkplug holes and crank the engine over with no spark, and then add fresh fuel-oil mix, new plugs and start her up? Do I need to worry about the lubrication in the crankcase? How long does premix oil-fuel take to get sufficient lube into the crankcase? And are there any other Critical procedures I need to consider before starting the engine? Thanks for any help.

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    You have it. I would replace the fuel lines and check the water lines to make sure they are not cracked. The fuel pump will prob need rebuilt because they dry out but that is cheap. When I bring one back to life I drop a bit of oil down the plug holes and then run a higher mix to make sure everything is still wearing the way it should.

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