Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Any 14 year old bike that has been sitting around for extended periods is likely to need TLC. If you don't already have it, download the shop manual for your bike from this site for free.
Give a good look to the scheduled maintenance section. Rubber ages and expires. So does coolant, and brake fluid. Electrical connections corrode, switches get stuck, critters chew on things....
An old bike is a labor of love in many regards.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."