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Been sitting all winter with stabilizer in gaswon't start.trys but won't stay running.should I try draining gas and replacing

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You'd be better off removing the float bowl and jets from your carb. I see this a lot in the early spring. People tell me they put fuel stabilizer in the tank but they still have problems. The reason is they treated the tank fuel but didn't run the engine long enough for the fuel to get into the the carburetor before they shut the bike down. Personally, I prefer to drain the carb before a winter storage. Pull the float bowl and the take the jets out of the carb and clean them out. That will probably fix your problem.

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