Originally Posted by SkipDawg
Hey. It's a 2003 with about 11k. So far so good but it looks like the choke cable is frozen up /sadface
Shouldn't be too much of a problem to fix. What I would try first is some ATF to loosen up the cable. ATF is a good cleaner and should penetrate very well. If that doesn't work I would just opt to buy a new cable and be done with it. That's what I would do. There will be other proven methods to come along shortly.
Please check the date of manufacture of the tires on the bike. If they are original then just toss them. Any tire over 5 years old should not be trusted. Rubber gets hard and dries out so it will actually get slippery on any surface. Your connection to the road is only as good as your tires.