Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Call East Texas home.
I recently came across a 07 Ninja 500 with 19 miles on it that hadn't been started since 08, preformed everything you just mentioned other than the clutch plate changes. My tank and carbs were the worst. Looked like dried worm dirt. The pitcock was completely clogged and half eaten away.
As for the tires mine were the same way and looked to be in great shape, still had the little vent sips on them even down the middle. So I had to see how they did and took them out to a parking lot. Surprisingly they griped fairly well and even became soft when warmed up. And I almost edged them on the first day. What changed my mind was pulling out if the neighborhood on another day and having to brake and the rear locking up way to easy. Just not worth to me. It's all risk versus reward and we all know the consequences.
6-25-2016, New 2015N1K, now w/43000 and updated regularly
Ivan's, Barringed up, Yoshi tail tidy, Akra header to a modified underbelly exhaust and Urban Brawlers, Profile bi lens LED projectors, white / amber switchback marker / blinker.