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Hi y’all, I inherited my dads bike. It’s a 2004 VL800 with 25k miles. I begin trying to fix it up with the goals of making it run and look new again. Right now I’m waiting on a fuelcock, fuel hose, and the bushings the tank slides onto. (I’m hoping that’s why the tank is loose, the bolt it tight.) I was thinking of painting it because his crazy ex keyed it, but after reading on here I’m not sure how invested I should get seeing how a lot of these bikes have engine troubles. But setting my doubts aside for now, what would you recommend doing to make this bike last as long as possible? I’m planning on doing oil and gear oil changes, filter changes, new brakes. Anything else that I should do that I may have not thought of? And any idea why else the tank could be loose?