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09 250R won't start after storage

09 250r. Set unmoved for eight months. I removed and charged the battery, put fuel stabilizer in the tank. I get all lights, engine will crank but not fire. Could it be spark plug or bad gas?

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Bad gas and I think that you should change the battery as well just to be on the safe side.

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I have encountered this problem on 3 different occasions. I have had to pull the fuel pump, carefully disassemble the entire thing, using an air hose to clean it out, only to reassemble and reinstall it...tho frustrating and very time consuming, the settlement thats in gas can clog the fuel filter inside the pump causing a major inconvenience. Also when you dismantle your bike take an extra hour and some carburator cleaner and clean out your throttle bodies and fuel lines...90% of FI problems are fuel pump related

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Sounds like your carb. may be gummed up. Did you start the bike and let the carb. get stabilized fuel into it when you parked it?

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You have a couple of electrical checks you can do first. Yes this will be somewhat painful. The other item is if you go through these troubleshooting steps you won't be happy if your fuel pumps DOA.
First replace your fuse, I know it may look good, but replace it anyway. Next check your relays, then under your speedo console there is a connector on the tank. If this connector has been unplugged it is very easy to bend the pins inside, check for that. Check for power to the pins. If you have power and still no working pump, then it is an entirely different task and somewhat costly.
A bad fuel pump is not a real fun replacement sometimes it is however not a bad idea to replace the whole ball of wax which can run you about $400 for parts at retail. If you conclude your pump is bad just post with your year and model. Hope this helps,


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I wondered if 9 months is too long for the gas that is in the tank to use. Would a gas treatment be a good idea?

petrol in a tank starts to change after 1 month and deteriorates rapidly after that
fuel stabilizers extend the life of petrol and are a good idea for all fuel tanks and reservoirs if left for extended periods of time
if the tank is low on fuel then just fill with good fuel and it will be ok
if you are going to use a fuel stabilizer then pre-mix it with good fuel before putting in the tank otherwise it will no mix properly

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Hi, Anonymous 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.
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I'm going to say the carburetors are fouled out, changing the fuel in the tank, lines and filter are a good start but the biggest problem is in the float bowls where the gas has evaporated leaving a nasty scale. The scale is chemical deposits left for the evaporating gas and just closes off and sticks the carburetors from functioning. If you have all the other components in making the engine run, ignition, compression and proper timing then the only other is fuel. The best way to fix the problem is to take the bike to a qualified mechanic and have the carbs cleaned and serviced. To prevent this problem I use a fuel stabilizer before putting my bike in storage generally I don't know when this is going to happen so the last three of four tanks of gas gets the treatment before going away for a Canadian winter. This stabilizer helps prevent the scale from building up and is a whole lot less expensive to buy then paying for repairs.

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Bike has set for about a month. New battery was 4

Your battery looses about 1% per month sitting. Shooting 50 amps into your little battery didnt do it any good even though you felt better. You might have a dead cell but I doubt it in a 4 month old battery. You can do a hydro test on it (good reading is 1200) and a volt reading (above 10 is ok) or maybe just replace it.

I suggest you put it on trickle charge for 24 or more hours.

If you regularly let your bike set for more than a week, you may want to consider adding a fuel stabilizer which will prevent or at lease reduce the harmful buildup of varnish and other gunk in your fuel system. I like Sta-bil but there are others. You might inquire at the Honda shop what they recommend. You might also want to use something in the fuel to clean the system - popular is injector cleaner but I am not personally endorsing this. Ask the parts guy at your Honda shop.

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Gas in Europe ain't as good as gas stateside. But lets say the gas is okay. Got a fully charged battery? Put a 1 or 2 amp charger on the battery for an hour. Not starting yet? Check for a good spark on one of the sparkplugs.. Next check for water condendsate in the small bowl that makes up part of the petcock ( Fuel valve ). Dump the bowl then turn on the gas valve for a moment. Got gas flowing from the tank? If you have spark and gas and still no ride with the wind in your hair then shut off the gas valve and remove the drain screw from the carbs. Water may have collected there also. Still no go? Take it to a dealer, you have done what you can.

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