Re: What happens to a bike left sitting for 6 year
Rusty gas tanks... seem a common problem for old bikes.
I will say that most of my bikes in the last twenty years or so have been "reserected". My Duc is the first new bike I have had since 1976. I think I'm past the 50 bike mark. Many have been drug from under porches and out of barns. Some for parts, some were hopeless, some I still have and love dearly. I wouldn't recommend this for everone, but I enjoy working on bikes as much as riding. I also hate buying new parts... I fix, modify, or swap..the hunt is half the challange.
My best "bike left sitting"... 1966 benelli 50. Bought in1997 for $100 with 4.6 miles and a broken throttle cable. Had been kept in a dry garage. The original perellis are not even dry rotted. (I don't know why). I had to replace the seal at the shifter, adapt a throttle cable from a Honda, clean rusty tank and carb,and a good going over. Have about 1200 troublefree miles now. Cheap fun.
Low mileage means little ($) if a bike has not been kept up over time.