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2009 Blast won't start... it sat for a year while I was out of commission, and I suspect the carb is gummed up. Battery is charged. Is there some fuel additive that might get things going again?

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Replace or clean fuel filter then purchase a can of "seafoam" from local autozone; liquid bottle is what i perfer, now fill up the fuel filter with the seafoam and while your at it, drain the main fuel line and fill that up with seafoam as well...oh and make sure you turn the fuel selector off before doing all this. Now try again for no more than 20 seconds to get the seafoam into the system..if it starts shut it off then pour a half bottle to a full tank off gas. Start it again and when she starts rev it up to 3k to 4k for about two minutes..if it seems ok but sputters a little, you'll have to ride the bike for about 10 miles at about 5k to 7k rev to really work the stuff through the system. now if you tried all this and it wont start then try a push start..get it going real fast in nuetral KEY on! shift down into neutral with clucth in.. and as you set down in your seat pop the clucth to see if it'll start! if it does it might not run to well at first, but you'll have to ride it immediatly some for awhile to get the seafoam to work through the system.i hope this has been helpful, let me know thanks. Seafoam cost about $10.

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Seafoam is an additive that may help you out. You will have to take the hose loose from the fuel tank and force the seafoam into the carb. You can try turkey baster for this. This may or may not work depends on how bad clogged up the carb is. Push the Seafoam into the carb. and let it sit for 1 or 2 days. Move the bike outside when getting ready to try to start it, the Seafoam will cause a lot of smoke if it does start. Drain any old fuel out of the tank and mix a bit of the seafoam in with some new gas not a lot but enough to start it up and run it thru the carb. If it does not start you will have to remove the carb for a full cleaning, taking off the fuel bowl and cleaning the ports and pin holes inside as good as you can. Do not, Do not!! if you take the carb off to clean it, Do not mess with any screws that have to do with the adjusments. Just clean it. Work on a large towel so if you drop any small parts you can find them, you do not want to loose some small spring or screw and not be able to reinstall the carb. Hope this will Fixya up.

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100 unleaded gas can work to cleanse the carbs but that is after u get it goin.

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