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GAS BECAME LOW WHILE RIDING . SO I SWITCHED TO RESERVE FUEL, BIKE STILL STOPPED RUNNING. I TIRED TO START UP BUT IT WOULD NOT. I DRAINED BATTERY AT THIS POINT. I RECHARGED BATTERY BUT BIKE STILL WILL NOT START. FUEL DOES NOT SEEM TO BE REACHING ENGINE FOR IGNITION.

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Remove air filter cover,(you didn't hear this from me) put some gas in a spray bottle and spray into carbs and bike should start.

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