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I forgot to pull the choke when I started the bike, causing starting the Bike to get complicated and may have flooded it with gas, and now it won't start to two days, what can I do next ? Thanks

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Providing that it hasn't been sitting (stored, etc., fuel goes bad pretty fast these days) for a period of time, you might try changing spark plugs. Spin the engine while the plugs are out to clear the cylinders of fuel. Test one of the plugs before you install them to be sure the bike is getting fire. If everything else is working right and it still won't start, you may have a fuel delivery issue.

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I started my bike up yesterday morning to go to work. I had the choke pulled about 3/4 of the way out to start and the bike had been running for about a minute. Suddenly, it just died and would not...


try to stay clear of dealers--getta book on your model and start renching -youll sleep good--u may hav flooded bike with too much choke and ended up fouling a plug from rich condition--if thats blac oil in filter the crankcase may be overfilled-that can cause fouling too

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