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· Tanker Clown
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Highly likely all the clutch plates are hydro locked from sitting for so long. Get a new battery. Start the bike & let it idle until the engine reaches operating temperature.

Make sure you have the correct free play in the clutch cable, and operate the clutch lever several times. Roll the bike so the front tire is agains a wall. A real wall, not dry wall or wooden fence.

Disengage the clutch and select 1st gear. Hold the front brake and give it some throttle and release the clutch lever. You may have to select 1st then disengage the clutch and start the engine to make this work.

The point is, you’re trying to free the clutch plates up. Getting some warm oil to circulate around the clutch will help to a degree. You may have to repeat the above exercise a couple times to free everything up.

Assuming of course that the only thing in the crankcase is oil.
 

· Tanker Clown
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I was a fleet mechanic for a couple decades also. It’s all the same. Stuff goes up & down and round & round. Just less of it on a bike.

Check Autozone if you have one. They had a battery for my Aprilia and those aren’t so easy to find. An EX uses a 14LA2….those are everywhere. I’ve even gotten one at my local Interstate battery place.
 
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· Tanker Clown
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Took it out to the parking lot and shes good! The brakes suck, but that’s for another day.
So the brakes on this bike are what you’d call “automotive” like. The front caliper is a two piston affair that slides on pins to apply the pad opposite the pistons.

The grease on the pins gets old and stiffens to a glue like consistency. Unless the pads are shot, a simple disassemble, clean, lube & reassembly might be enough for now. Last one I did probably took all of 30 minutes.
 
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