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This bike sat for 11 months . I have gone completely threw the fuel system ,changed plugs&oil. Yet it is only running on one cylender. I have spark to both. ANY IDEAS ?

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Sounds like you have covered everything, but as you have a spark to both cylinders, it could only be a fuel problem. Have you checked the plug on the non-firing pot after it has been run on 'one' cylinder? Is it 'wet' with fuel? If its dry, then fuels not getting to it. I would be tempted to strip the carb for that cylinder, even if you have done so already, and use compressed air to blow through every jet etc. Modern fuels soon turn to gunge blocking jets etc.
Of course, it could somply be a duff new plug, so swap them over just to make sure.

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It is vital the bad fuel to be cleared from tank/lines and carbs.
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