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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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New biker - need your help

Hey guys, just got myself a used 2012 CBR600RR with 7,000KM.

The sad thing is, it's literally never been turned on for 1.5years and been just sitting in the garage for that long with no attention.
Their were spider webs and a-lot of dirt etc ...
There is 0 scratches/dents/scuffs and barely used.

Now, I am trying to clean it & watched a-lot of youtube video's and they are all great but I'm not sure what to do about the battery under the seat or all other components under the seat.
What if they get wet? Is it okay? Any precautions?

Youtube video's start with simply rinsing the motorcycle everywhere with water but it's my 1st bike so all I can think about is what about the water getting to the battery from under the seat....
Should I be pulling the battery out & covering the wires or whatever under the seat with plastic bags, etc ... before washing the bike?


Used 2012 CBR600RR (full stock) with 7,000KM (4,350 miles) but been sitting dirty for 1.5 years.
Booted up right away after replacing the dead battery.

New to bikes so help me out here please taking the above information under consideration:

What are the steps that need to be taken?
What needs to be changed?
What should I be checking?
What are the things you guys would do right away?
A list would be great!

Thanks!
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Where in canada?
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Good move changing the battery. Engine oil and filter change,coolant flush,brake fluid flush,chain clean and lube,check chain tension,Consider using waterless cleaner with lots of microfiber clothes and rags.
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I'm from Alberta.
I had to change the battery because the battery was dead so we had to buy 1 right away to see the bike fire up to make the decision to buy it or not & it fired up perfectly.

My biggest concern at the moment is how to go about cleaning the bike. It just has so much dirt both inside the engine and outside.

Does this mean I'll have to remove the fairings and clean the engine with water & soap?

The things you mentioned to service/change, how much will those things cost me all together?
I can't do those things myself as I have no idea how to do anything.
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If you don't have a friend to help/teach you or you don't feel comfortable doing the maintenance items you will have to have a shop do it.I would also remove all the stale fuel fromthe tank and fill it with fresh high test fuel.
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Consider using waterless cleaner with lots of microfiber clothes and rags.
Lol, waterless.


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Another thing that is near impossible to find is a simple 2012 cbr600rr fender eliminator kit.
The only one I did see was the R&G racing tail tidy but it looks as horrible as stock just a little less bulky.

Any ideas?
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Wash with warm water, lots of carwash soap (I like the mcguires wash and wax), use sponge, micro fibre glove and banister brush in hard to get to places.
Rinse with low pressure, chamois straight after, and wd-40 and rag on black plastics, hoses, metals and cables.
Then polish fairings with stainless steel polish (spray can), it is used on high gloss stainless steel surfaces like inside elevators and fridges, it cleans and protects from finger prints so works shmick 👌 on fairings.
Then stand back and admire, will look brand new and glossy. 👍🏼

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As far as washing the bike you can spray it down with water and not have to worry about it. The batterys are sealed units you cant get water inside of it unless it was cracked open then you have bigger issues. Pick up some stuff called Honda Polish it works great for cleaning and getting off dirt and other crap and leaves a nice shine. I would do the other things as suggested such as getting in new fluids and that stuff. A bike sitting for 1.5 years is not a big problem especially being in a garage if it was outside you may have other issues to contend with but overall the bike should be fine other than some minor clean up and maintenance.



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after you get the fluids changed , right the piss oudda it ! godda knock the cob webs out

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