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I have a 2005 with only 3000 miles on it. I could not start the bike and thought my original battery was weak. I had it on a trickle charger with a green light, but as soon as I tried to start the bike a few time, the battery weaken, I purchased a new battery, charged it up and it does the same thing. The bike has always been garaged but has not been ridden in a couple of months. The selenoid, I guess, makes a racket when I hit the start button? Lights, horn work fine. Could it be a gas issue?

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As this point you can't get the bike to turn over is this correct? If the engine is turning over but won't start then yes the gas is most likely the problem. Gas after sitting for even a month can evaporate from the fuel system and it leave a fouls smelling deposit behind that clogs up everything. It stinks and it's a mess to clean out. To prevent this from happening use a product that is called "Fuel Stabilizer" in the last few tanks of gas before you put the bike away for the winter or a dormant period. If the motorcycle is in a hot climate or heated garage this foul smelling gas can happen within a few weeks.

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