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I just purchased a 1996 thundercat which hadnt been started for about a year. i put gas in it a new battery and new spark plugs. But for somereason the bike isnt getting any gas even when i pull on the throttle. can someone tell me why?

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Check the feed pipe for gas from the tank to the petcock and thn frm petcock to the carburators, probabely it may have clogged with rust having stayed tht long .
You can also by pass it and fill the carburtors with gas and thn try to start it .
After trying to by pass the petcock and still you dont get gas into the float chamber thn you will have to clean the carburator there may be obstruction (dirt ) around the float pin.

Hope this helps!.

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