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Starting problems My bike isn't starting after sitting in the garage for 3 months (it ran perfectly fine before the hibernation). I've had the battery on a battery tender so it's as fresh and charged as can be.. My guess is that the gas isn't flowing to the cylinders. The first couple of times I tried to start it the engine sort of tried to turn over, but each subsequent try hasn't resulted in even that much of a success. Any suggestions? I found a couple of solutions by searching the internet but am wary to try them.. One is inspecting the spark plugs and then pouring a small bit of gas into the hole. Another is to spray a small bit of starter fluid in the air intake to get things cranking.

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Check the easy things first like fuel shutoff valve and engine kill switch. It's possible that water got in the tank from condinsation. You might want to drain the tank and put fresh gas in. The methods you mentioned sound like a reasonable way to see if the problem is fuel delivery or spark related.

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