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Why does my 1996 honda shadow only run on one

Why does my 1996 honda shadow 600cc only run on one cylinder. One pipe gets hot the other stays cold. The bike sat up for about a year. It starts and idles just fine but to take off requires a lot of throttle and feathering the clutch. I have not checked the plug yet, i'm going to do that while I wait on suggestions.

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My 1995 Honda shadow only runs on the back cylinder its been sitting around 2 years it got spark

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Initially, if there is spark on the plug of the front cylinder, then it would be a fuel issue. Pls try:
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