SRV rebuild complete. Snow gone. Now what?
Sometime tomorrow I'll have the last few remaining parts put back on the SRV I've been rebuilding for months. I rebuilt the motor, carb, fuel pump, steering, suspension, and made major repairs to the chasis. I disassembled and/or cleaned everything else. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the help I've received from folks on this forum, especially yamadad4. Amazing!
Now the question is, should I start it up? It's so warm here that we're setting temperature records every day. Tomorrow will be the earliest we've reached 70 degrees since they started keeping records. Though it's not impossible that we could get a snow storm and have one last chance to ride, it's getting pretty unlikely.
How warm is too warm to run the motor? I'll have to run it long enough to get the oil pump bled out. Also, should I run a gallon of mixed fuel while I'm bleeding it?
I suppose I could just fog it and put it away, but would that leave the lower part of the motor too dry?
1987 Yamaha SRV (rebuilt everything but the primary clutch)
1989 Yamaha SRV (parts sled)