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Starting problem my bike has difficulty starting in the morning. I tried with and without the choke, with and without throttle. I would try to start in the morning but engine just keeps cranking only. I would wait an hour or so and try again, and it would start. Some mornings it seems like it would start when I push the start but only for a second and then continue . I check the plugs and is dry. Float bowl has gas. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I use to have the same bike as yours 4 months ago. It is a good bike and very reliable. When using choke, do not use the throttle, just cranking it and it will start. Another way is spray couple shots of "Starting fluid" in the air box.

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