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My 2005 TT-R 125 has sat for a while.....

I can not get my bike to start without spraying some starter fluid, but even then when it uses what was has been sprayed it still will not run at idle.  I cant get it to start up by just trying to use the choke.  I have cleaned the gas line to make sure that there is no build up and still no joy.

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Your carb is gummed up if you let it sit for a while. It is not getting any gas through it is why once the starter fluid runs out it quits. Take the carb of and clean thoroughly. I do me take apart and clean clean clean.

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