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pick up this bike few weeks back and it has not run in 5 years but, got it to kick over. When I was playing with idle screw to lower rpm when it got to low rpm about 1.5 you could hear a small knock but when rev it up it was fine.
So trying to get a idea where to start this is my first bike?
 

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a carb clean (make sure pilot jets are cleaned/replaced)
drain all OLD GAS from tank
replace fuel filter
make sure air filter is clean/replaced
change oil/filter (incase its contaminated with gas from sitting)
prob. be a good idea to replace tires
get a new battery.. ill put money on it that the battery is history or very close to letting you sit by the side of the road (sulfacation over time)
once you get it up and running and it has a good idle then worry about the knock.. pull the clutch lever in and see if it gets quiet/quieter.. if its does then its just the clutch basket rattling... you may have to pull the clutch pack and pry them apart. im betting they will be stuck together and not allow you to put it in gear.... if its stuck then pull it down when you change the oil so you dont have a big mess...

good luck
 
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