Mrs B informed me that she wanted her R65LS ("Old Rattler" ) back on the road this year after 2 years on SORN since she got the V7 Guzzi. I gave it an oilchange & general service, pumped up the tyres and replaced the battery (only 3 years old & regularly charged but knackered) and a leaky fuel hose (also 3 years old but perished - damned ethanol !). It passed it's MoT last weekend without advisories & seemed to be running OK on fuel that is at least 2 1/2 years old.
We have been out today & filled it up part way round & it is apparently running better than before. It didn't feel bad before, but with fresh fuel it feels smoother & more responsive.
The Interceptor started first caress of the button for the first time since October last year & I can't say it felt any different after it was filled up - just as smooth, responsive and generally satisfying to ride as I recall from last year.