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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Monster 1000 sat in storage for 3 years, where to start

I have a Monster 1000ie Dark that's been in storage for 3 years while I've been living overseas.

She's covered in cobwebs and likely has permanent residents (I live in Australia, so they're the lethal kind).

Fuel was drained and battery disconnected before storage, other than that I'm not handy with this stuff so I'll get my mechanic to work on her, but where do I start?

I'm thinking I'll give it a good cleanup to make it safe (from spiders), but I don't want to just fire and see if it starts - I imagine there's a smart process to follow after this amount of time.

Any help appreciated, thanks.
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To be on the safe side I'd recommend changing all fluids, all belts and your tires (if they're over 5 years old, check tire side wall). Other than that just check to make sure your hoses are all good.
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Probably need a battery even if it was on charger for 3 years.
If tires are much older than 3 years or look worn, replace.
Replace all fluids. Clean and inspect everything.
That should keep you busy for a while. ;>)
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