micrometer (spell) or caliper measureing tool. Is slimey not as in oil slimey though & dirty too.
I beleive Jeeps is right, the filter is foam, not sure about the paper, I'll yank it out again & look. If I clean it & dry, do I need a special oil to reoil it or just reg. motor oil?
I've check the fuel filter already.
I spoke to the guy at my local bike shop (small shop). His advice is to put about 500 miles on it before I even think about brining it to the shop since it sat for 4 years & it only has 3K mile for a 12 year old bike. chances are, is gonna clear up on it's own.
GM, is belt driven, I beleive yours is, never had a belt driven one, any special care on the belt?
Just as a side note, I'm trying to get this bike running well because I've got a real good friend who want to get back into riding so I told him he can use this one to get him back in the saddle but it's been about 20 years since he's ridden so this will be a good bike for him to get the swing of things again.
Thanks for your input guys!