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Old 02-09-2021, 04:07 PM
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EVO hasn't ran since 2007!

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I picked up a 1994 Heritage (cheap), and it hasn't ran since 2007. It's all there, and I rebuilt the carburetor yesterday. It was full of varnish, but with a carb kit, the Keihin cleaned up nice.

My question is about the pistons and rings. I haven't tried to turn this thing over yet with a battery, and wondered if I need to pour something into the cylinders. I looked at the spark plugs, and they look remarkably well.

Before I hook a battery up to this thing, should I put some Marvel or something else in there?
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If it were me I would take the plugs out, Jack the bike up and put some marvel or even a table spoon of motor oil down each cylinder then put the bike in gear and turn it over by hand so it’s no a completely dry start when you do hook up the battery
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Before I hook a battery up to this thing, should I put some Marvel or something else in there?
That's what I would do. Try turning it over a few times with the plugs out as 708 has suggested
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:21 PM
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Easy enough. I hope it's as easy as some of the videos I see on youtube!

The carb wasn't bad, so I hope it was put away in running order. The oil tank doesn't have any oil in it, so that concerns me a little. I bought it for the title and frame, so if it runs, that's just a bonus!
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The oil may be in the crankcase, the older Harley’s were know to drain the oil from the oil tank to the crankcase if they sat for a while
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Old 02-11-2021, 12:42 AM
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I'm not sure if this old engine has a crankcase drain plug, but I'll look under it in AM. I think that may very well be the issue.
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:58 AM
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EVO's don't have a drain plug on bottom of crankcase. How else would I check it, and then be able to drain it if is is full of old oil?
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Found this
https://www.hdforums.com/forum/evo-c...r-sitting.html
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:25 AM
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That's too much work for a motor that might not be worth anything. I'll try a large syringe and tube to suck it out of the crankcase.
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:30 PM
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Take the plugs out and cycle it with the starter , no longer than 8-9 seconds at a time.

Or plugs out rear wheel up , put it in gear and turn the wheel by hand it will pump itself out.
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i don't have the key for the ignition switch on the dash. Has anyone drilled out the lock so this is able to turn? The tiny screws are corroded on there from sitting, and I don't want to spend too much time (or money) in replacing parts I'll never use again.
I'm only trying to get the engine running. I bought the bike for the frame and title, so the engine running would just be a bonus I could pass on to someone else's project.

It looks pretty good when I shine a light in the plug holes and have rebuilt the carburetor. I think thsi thing will run if it isn't stuck!
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All,

I forget if I have to remove outer cover on primary to remove starter. Been a long time since I built a scooter.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:37 AM
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I forgot how few people roam through Club Chopper now. Very sad. When I became a member in 2005 (rootercycles), there were hundreds of members on line at any given time.

I got the bike running today. Anyone needing a complete EVO Softail driveline, let me know!
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