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1991 XJ600 full restoration after 12 years off the road


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Hi I'm after some help and advice as I'm in the process of putting my XJ600 back on the road after 12 years not being used. I've got a new battery fitted and most of the electrics seem to be working but when I try to start the bike all I get is the oil light coming on which is expected but nothing else happens. I have found some cut wires which maybe from mice so I'm in the process of tracing all the wires in the loom for anymore damage.

Any advice or hints/tips would be grateful 

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But slightly more seriously, don't try to start it again until you've traced all the damaged wires, you don't wanna short anything out.

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As Snakebite said go through the loom front to back, seat off tank off and check it all. It's a simple loom and usually easy to spot broken wires if the rodents have been munching on them. After 12 years also oil down the bores (just a teaspoon full) buy yourself a tin of "EASY START", makes the whole thing much easier to get running or at least fire if it's going to.What to Do When Your Cat Brings a 'Gift'

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Thank you for the helpful information will keep updating how I'm doing with this project

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