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GTS 300 w/ only 150 miles been sitting, unstarted for 2 years:

True or False?

It needs an oil change…if true, what else is needed?
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JCG wrote:
GTS 300 w/ only 150 miles been sitting, upstarted for 2 years:

True or False?

It needs an oil change…if true, what else is needed?
Absolutely coolant change & brake fluid, and might as well change the oil and final drive gear oil. You didn't say what year it was but it might be worthwhile hanging out the belt. My attitude is that if you go to all the trouble to look at the belt, you might as well change it.
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JCG wrote:
GTS 300 w/ only 150 miles been sitting, upstarted for 2 years:

True or False?

It needs an oil change…if true, what else is needed?
I take it you mean "unstarted".

After 2 years in storage, it needs an oil change, a coolant change, and a brake fluid change. I'd replace any old gas with fresh, check the tires and other rubber parts (I believe this scooter is only 4 years old based on your other posts), and be sure the battery is still holding a good charge (after putting it on a tender overnight). Then I'd go for a ride.
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New battery required, for certain...
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Yes, definitely a battery. … its dead.
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Yes, UN-started

I take it you mean "unstarted".

After 2 years in storage, it needs an oil change, a coolant change, and a brake fluid change. I'd replace any old gas with fresh, check the tires and other rubber parts (I believe this scooter is only 4 years old based on your other posts), and be sure the battery is still holding a good charge (after putting it on a tender overnight). Then I'd go for a ride.
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GTS 300 w/ only 150 miles been sitting, unstarted for 2 years:

True or False?

It needs an oil change…if true, what else is needed?
Yes - as soon as the oil is used, it starts to break down.

Just did my lawnmower today - came out rather thin despite low hours on the motor and being fully synthetic.
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Add new gas, you'll probably need a new battery. Check oil level. Start it and ride it. Changing a belt and coolant is definitely overkill. Same with gear oil. Had it sat for 10 years, yeah then, but not with only two years. Brakes, if sealed and the bike not put away wet should work just fine. These scoots are supposed to be economical. All of this work would drive the cost sky high. I fix things when needed, not all the time. After it's run a bit, check the oil and see how it looks before you decide to change it.

Donning nomex suit now in anticipation of flames heading my way.
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Add new gas, you'll probably need a new battery. Check oil level. Start it and ride it. Changing a belt and coolant is definitely overkill. Same with gear oil. Had it sat for 10 years, yeah then, but not with only two years. Brakes, if sealed and the bike not put away wet should work just fine. These scoots are supposed to be economical. All of this work would drive the cost sky high. I fix things when needed, not all the time. After it's run a bit, check the oil and see how it looks before you decide to change it.

Donning nomex suit now in anticipation of flames heading my way.
No need for the suit.

I agree with you.

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