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Bike has sat up for a year or so,wont start,cranks fine,has spark,maybe bad fuel ?

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If no fuel stabilizer was added while the bike sat for a year or so.
It is most likely bad fuel with gum deposits.
This can can create some problematic symptoms for you.

It is vital the bad fuel to be cleared from tank/lines and carbs.
You may need the fuel system cleaned as the gum deposits can cause major headaches in the carbs and jets. If the system is not cleaned and even after you get the bike running, you could be miles away and have the fuel fowl jets/injectors, causing shut down.

Check the spark plugs carefully. Oil on the plugs may just need cleaning. Once you get the bike running the oil should burn off if the rings are still in good shape.

Motor needs clean Air, Clean Gas and a hot spark.

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: bike sat for year,has spark,cranks over,but wont

yes buddy drain tank put fresh fuel in and kick it over a few turns to allow fresh fuel to flow into engine get back to me if still no start

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