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Thinking of buying an old trophy with a very low mileage. Not been started for ever. Started on two cylinders. Checked plugs which seem OK. Any hints on where to start.

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If it hasnt been started in a long time chances are that the main jets are blocked with dried fuel residue or if its an injecter model the injecters are blocked with the sam residue

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