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Motorcycle possibly flooded

Im no mechanic but can usaully work on about anything. My bike hasnt been rode much the past year and a half, but it was charged up and started about once a week. I had it started up a few days ago and the temp dropped and the bike wouldnt start the next day. I got a new battery, but now my bike 05 v-star classic will not fire up the motor turns but will not fire up. There is a slight smell of gas, does this mean its flooded? If so any solutions?.

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Carburetor would be the best guess if has been sitting with fuel in it all this time

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