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I have a 2000 R6 that has been sitting for about 2 years. Bike won't start on it's own but will with a little help of some starter fluid/WD40 sprayed directly into air cleaner. Will run only at idle and gas begins pooring out of what appears to be an overflow hose (it's an upside down T-fitting with a cylinder-shaped overflow bowl; leaking out of top of T somewhere beneath gas tank). Bike sounds like it wants to fire up but just won't on it's own. Help

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Sounds like the carbs are all gummed up from sitting so long. they will need to taken apart and cleaned..

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Dear pmg1, Sat 02-21-2009 5:37pm EST (USA)

RE: 2002 Yamaha YZ 426 F
or
2001 YZ426F

"Hard to Start if any and/or Oil Blowing Out Vent Tube"

RE: ABOVE is what I'm reading @ the fixya Site @
http://www.fixya.com/PostAnswer.aspx?thid=1695323&prdid=986097&ctgid=391 so.......

Is your Yamaha a 2000 or 2001?
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Put in a can of high test GAS...Spend at least $10.00!.................
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Crank Engine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

When you get it running, IF IT'S STILL BLOWING OIL .............................
Add a can of CRANKCASE SEAL'S LEAKS (less than $10) for conditioning
the seals............................................and......................................................

NEVER USE YEAR OLD GAS AGAIN AND ADD FUEL CLEANER AT
EVERY OIL CHANGE!

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