- Apr 18, 2007
My father passed away in November of 1995. He has left me a 72 Commando. He and I spent countless hours restoring the bike after his friend was killed in an accident on it. I was in my teens at the time and really don't remember the simple things about the bike. I need to know what I should do when I get it to make sure I don't ruin anything by starting it. Obviously the fuel needs to be drained, but do these bike require a lead additive, what is the best oil to use etc... I guess I need a "checklist" of what I need to do once I get it. I know that dad said it was a Combat, he rode it daily for 15 years; taking it down yearly as a hobby to make sure it was perfect all the time. Thanks for any advice!