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Girlfriend rode the bike for 1 summer after buying new from the Yamaha dealer. She then stored same in her shed, and covered same with a bike tarp/cover. She did not drain it while it was stored, nor start it during that time. Now we are trying to start it, but failed. Battery is fully charged, gas in the tank (almost full), and can smell fuel when trying to start, but much of an odor. Any suggestions? Thanks, Dave

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HI HAVE YOU CHECKED YOU ARE GETTING A SPARK AT THE PLUG, AFTER THE BIKE HAS BEEN STORED AWAY FOR SOME TIME AND YOU TRY TO START THE MACHINE, DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THINGS THE PLUGS CAN BECOME CONTAMINATED, HENCE FAIL TO SPARK UNDER COMPRESSION, IF THE BIKE HAS STOOD FOR 1 SUMMER I WOULD BE CORRECT IN THINKING YOU HAVE NOW DRAINED THE FUEL AND REPLACED IT WITH NEW, YOU DON,T SAY HOW MANY CYLINDERS THIS ENGINE HAS, OR IF IT IS FUEL INJECTION OR CARBS IF IT IS CARBS THEY MAY NEED TO BE REMOVED AND CLEANED, OR SIMPLY DRAINED BY THE SCREW ON THE LOWER OF THE FLOAT BOWL,

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