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Old 24th January 2007
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If this XLCR I bought were an old Dodge, I'd pull the plugs and try to roll it over by hand. Then, if nothing was stuck, I'd change the oil and filter, plugs, points, condencer, give it some fresh gas, and try to roll it over. Is there anything I've forgotten? Is there any special tricks for old harleys? I'd rather ask first of those who know.
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I think you have it covered, I might check the primary before I started just to make sure there is nothing going wrong there. I am sure sombody else will have more suggestions.
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Maybe a shot of oil down the spark plug holes soaking overnight before you turn it. Put it in 4th and give it a shove. But like superwarden says your ready.
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After pulling the plugs and rolling by hand i would crank it with the starter motor and plugs not connected. Then go big.

Ya, and the oil in the cyls thru the plug holes let soak as already suggested. Also spray some oil in thru the intake while cranking [plugs not connected] - get some oil on the valves.
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Yea, this is good stuff. Little things people pick up over the years can make a big difference. The last thing I want is to damage a rare bike.
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change the filter on an XLCR thats a joke, the factory forgot to fit one in the first place, if somebody has fitted one then you probably have got a good bike that somebody cared about
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