Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: In paradise.
Motorcycle: 2001 R1, 2004 GSXR1k
Re: What to check on a k5 600 with zero history
probably a good time to do all the things most riders forget about.
replace your brake lines - standard rubber lines have an expiry date of 5-10 years depending on climate but most people are ignorant of this.
compression check, valve clearances checked, go over all the nuts and bolts and make sure they are all torqued to spec, do your oil and filters, I do plugs regularly even though most people say they will last much longer.
drain all your coolant and refill, measure your discs for thickness and see if they are still within spec . . .
theres more I would do, but thats basically it. You can go ahead an dielectric grease all your connections etc etc as well if you want to, just give the whole thing a good check over with a fine tooth comb then go ride it!