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Bike will Not run

I have been busy and broke the last few years. My 2003 VRSCA has had a flat and I have been needing new tires, so I have not ridden. Only once to get an emissions test a couple miles a way over a year ago when I moved to AZ. My wife kept asking what I wanted for Christmas and I said Motorcycle Tires. Well She is getting them for me... Once I get the Bike to the shop.. Anyway I have been trying to start my bike.. It turns over, then cuts out.. It backfires often then shuts off. Sometimes it doesn't backfire or turn over.. It has less than 7000 mile on it, so to me it is still relatively new.. aside from its age. I don't know what to do.. please advise. Thank You.

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Verify your spark plug and wires are clean and connected and that your air filter is clean.. If it hasn't run in a while, your gasoline has likely dried up in the carburator and coated the inside with a "varnish" like finish of junk that needs to be cleaned so the inner parts move and gas can pass through the small holes as it should. You get a carburator kit of gaskets and take it apart and clean it out and put it back together with the new seals.

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