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    I must be a glutton for punishment as I’m in the process of buying a new 2002 Tornado Tre. Basically in climate controlled storage the last 18 years. Never started. Am I crazy? Should I mist the cylinders before attempting to start? Any other tips?

    Besides the usually suspects with these motors anything I should look out for?
    2002 Benelli Tornado Tre LE No 112
    2007 Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 1130

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    Quote Originally Posted by NM-1 View Post
    I must be a glutton for punishment as I’m in the process of buying a new 2002 Tornado Tre. Basically in climate controlled storage the last 18 years. Never started. Am I crazy? Should I mist the cylinders before attempting to start? Any other tips?

    Besides the usually suspects with these motors anything I should look out for?
    mines is a 2006 on, 0 mile and started a few times by 2010 or so.

    first thing I checked by this forum guid, is the Z25 gear, then I had several oil leaks: 1) gear change seal 2) big clutch seal, and orings: no less than 6 where replaced in the clutch.

    the left engin gasket was repalced, because I tried to reuse and failed, a new one fixed the oild leaks forever

    changed oil and filter two times in 500kms, and water 3 times, so the internals are as clean as possible, and now start pushing the engine to its readline after 1500kms of slow going and constan checking for leaks...

    the rest... is just fine it starts and run like every 0km

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleib View Post
    mines is a 2006 on, 0 mile and started a few times by 2010 or so.

    first thing I checked by this forum guid, is the Z25 gear, then I had several oil leaks: 1) gear change seal 2) big clutch seal, and orings: no less than 6 where replaced in the clutch.

    the left engin gasket was repalced, because I tried to reuse and failed, a new one fixed the oild leaks forever

    changed oil and filter two times in 500kms, and water 3 times, so the internals are as clean as possible, and now start pushing the engine to its readline after 1500kms of slow going and constan checking for leaks...

    the rest... is just fine it starts and run like every 0km
    The Z25 is a given. I was curious if the early Tre's had any particular specific issues that I was not aware of.
    2002 Benelli Tornado Tre LE No 112
    2007 Benelli Tornado Naked Tre 1130

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    I’d replace the core plugs........., probably double up the battery leads as well


    here's to another year of Benelli riding

    TNT 899 (2013)
    Tornado 900(sold)
    MV F4 1000 (2010)
    TNT 899s (sold)
    Tornado 1130 (sold)
    Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.(sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NM-1 View Post
    I must be a glutton for punishment as I’m in the process of buying a new 2002 Tornado Tre. Basically in climate controlled storage the last 18 years. Never started. Am I crazy? Should I mist the cylinders before attempting to start? Any other tips?

    Besides the usually suspects with these motors anything I should look out for?
    What colour?

    As well as or instead of the Super veloce

    fred


    here's to another year of Benelli riding

    TNT 899 (2013)
    Tornado 900(sold)
    MV F4 1000 (2010)
    TNT 899s (sold)
    Tornado 1130 (sold)
    Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.(sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredzedex View Post
    What colour?

    As well as or instead of the Super veloce

    fred
    No I decided to postpone the Superveloce.

    Green/Silver. According to the auction house the owner had over $1.5 million in vehicles. They mentioned he was hiding money from the Chinese govt. Literally bought new and parked. Among other rare bikes and cars. Comes with suitcase of goodies, Arrow exhaust, different sprockets, etc.

    Are those beefier battery cables still available? Have not been able to find them.

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    You know it’s an LE, right?
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    here's to another year of Benelli riding

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    Tornado 900(sold)
    MV F4 1000 (2010)
    TNT 899s (sold)
    Tornado 1130 (sold)
    Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.(sold)

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    Absolute stunner

    fred


    here's to another year of Benelli riding

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    Tornado 900(sold)
    MV F4 1000 (2010)
    TNT 899s (sold)
    Tornado 1130 (sold)
    Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.(sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredzedex View Post
    You know it’s an LE, right?
    Yes. They also have a zero mile RS.

    Tough one for me. I realize the rarity of the LE but that RS is sweet. I guess I already have a red TNT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleib View Post
    changed oil and filter two times in 500kms, and water 3 times, so the internals are as clean as possible, and now start pushing the engine to its readline after 1500kms of slow going and constan checking for leaks...
    If you want the rings to bed in you have to put them under pressure in the first 1-200 km.
    Don't sustain high revs, but do half a dozen power runs, wide open throttle, preferably up a hill. Load it up and you'll end up with seriously good head pressure that will result in power when you want it and the best economy possible with the map in use.
    That's how you run in an aircraft engine, and any race bike. It works!
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    hooroo, Errol www.engenia.com.au [139,200 km - and counting .....]

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