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Just wondering if anyone can help me. I bought my son a second hand for the christmas of 06 (2005 model). He has not used it since last summer as I have not had the time to take him out on it we both tried starting it the other day without success. I am not a technical man and I cant find anything on starting it. We didnt use the choke, but I am just looking for some help to have it up and running for him, as he has been deprived of it. Thanks very much lads, he and I will both appreciate it!! ,I would pull the plug to make sure its not fouled. If it is then replace it with a new one. Then try starting it. As far as choke operation, pull the choke out, start the bike let i idle for a minute or two, push the choke back in and continue to warm up the motor.,,,

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