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Starts and dies

I recently got a yamaha fzr 400 deltabox it didnt run at all due to standing for a while so i stripped the carb cleaned it out put it back together and it started just fine so as i drove down the road to the shop stopped got off was away for 5min and when i got back it refused to started again battery dead so i charged my battery for 7-8hours and it did the same thing wont drive for longer than 5min and then the battery will just be drained

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Next time disconnect the negative and not the positive if it ever happens again. This happened due to the PCM needing to be reset.

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that would probalbly fuel filter or a blockage in the tank

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It's got all the symptoms of a leak in the fuel line. You may want to start backward at the tank and work your way all the way to the carb to find it but it would be surprising if it was something else. All the best.

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You may have broken your timing belt. If so, there is probably engine damage and the head will need to be rebuilt. $$$$$$

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