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Resurrecting Yamaha 750 Sportbike

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Whats up, Im Chris and am wanting to get my Grandpa's 1978 Yamaha 750 Sportbike up and running. He passed about 5 years ago and his bike is sitting in the garage rotting away. I need to do something with it.

What do you suggest for a bike that has been sitting for 10 years? Battery, tires, plugs, oil, carb rebuild? Is there a way to see if it is worth the money and not locked up? Throw in a battery and some oil with a bit in the plug holes and fire away? What kind of oil and how much do they take anyway?

Sorry guys, Im a car man. I just getting into the biking scene. Help me get this thing back on the road!
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That's a great bike. It should be fun to work on and to ride. You should be able to clean up the carbs just fine yourself, but a little reading up front will save you a lot of time and $ with it. There is lots of info on the Internet for free if you search for it. Here is a good site to start for carb work:
Probably won't be specific to your exact carbs, but it will definitely be close. Good luck and thanks for sharing the pics!
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