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Motorcycle won't turn over, should I add fresh gas?

Sat for a month just put a new battery, bike revs, but won't turn over

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
3. Fouled spark plugs.
4. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enricher.
5. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
6. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
7. Discharged battery, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
8. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil, battery or plug between ignition sensor and module.
9. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
10. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or sensors (MAP, CMP, CKP, O2 and/or BAS).
11. Security alarm needs a reset.
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Hi, Marvin if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and replace the battery.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
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My vstar 100 has run great for me since I bought new in 2005. nThe first couple winters the bike sat for 2 months and the techs at the shop told me that the gas (Even though I had out stabilizer in it) was...


The trick is to get out there and fire it up every week and run it for several minutes. Short of doing that - turn the fuel off and run the carbs out of gas before storing. Drain the old fuel out in the spring and refill with fresh fuel. You can add some fuel system cleaner/drier to the fresh fuel. Personally - I simply run the bike every week and add some fuel drier - like STP fuel treatment during winter months. I have never been a fan of the fuel stabilizers - unless you are talking about a huge volume of fuel, like on a boat. Running the bike every week keeps the battery charged, too.

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THE BIKE WONT KEEP A CHARGE


Remove the seat to access the battery.
A loose battery connection will prevent charging, Tighten if loose.
If tight, start the bike.
Use a multimeter set on d/c volts or just a volt meter.
Hook red to positive and black to negative.
should read 12.50 volts - 13.50 volts at idle.
Anything under 12.50 means not charging at idle.
Rev motor to 2000 rpm. the meter should read 13.50 - 14.8. If the volts do not change, then your bike is not charging, Anything Higher than 15.0 means that your bike is overcharging, which usully fries the battery and blows the headlight fuse and/or main fuse.

If over/undercharging, this means that the voltage regulator is bad.
Before you buy another one, make sure the one you have is plugged in all the way and that the connectors are clean.
I had a GSXR 750 that sat for a while and i had to clean every connector on the bike before it would run/operate like it should, so a dirty or loose connection should be checked first.
Saves you a lot of money too because voltage regulators are usually over $100.

If you do not ride for months at a time, your battery will discharge over time.
a battery tender or battery charger is needed to keep the battery charged when the bike is not in use. Motorcycle batteries are not like car batteries, that seem to last forever. 4-5 years is about all you'll get out of a motorcycle battery on a motorcycle that is ridden alot.
On a motorcycle that is barely ridden, won't last much more than 2 years if your lucky.
Hope this information was helpful
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