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    whats up y'all I've owned my spyder for over 10 years and its been sitting in my garage for a couple years. i start it up every now and then but with all this coronavirus crisis going on i figured id do some maintenace to it and maybe start using it more often. now my question is, where should i start?

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    Large journey start with small step. Go to garage and pick a tool.

    Good luck with your maintenance. Oil & filter for sure.

    Currently Owned: 2019 F3 Limited, 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 156,205 miles


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    over all inspection, make sure brakes and fluid are good, Fresh gas & oil, filter, air filter. Ride it.

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    definitely, i picked up a oil change kit from the dealer this afternoon but they tried to sell me a bunch of other stuff i wasn't sure if i needed

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    I would just do the oil and filter, fresh gas, check belt, hoses, and tires. After that I would just ride it locally a few times to see how it is doing. No need to spend money on things that are not needed. But I would do local rides before hitting the road for a 400 mile day trip. Good luck.

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    Thanks for replies guys. That’s exactly what I will do. Another quick question should I replace the drain plug? I was looking thru other posts, I noticed other riders replace the drain plug after an oil change

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