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Nightster wont start. indicators flash when igination turned on. Bike sat for 4 mths. Battery was flat.Recharged. Runs through the engine diognostics but no ingition at all.

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Bikes and battery do not handle sitting time well probably combination weak battery old fuel and fuel gumming through the pilot circuit - try jumper leads to another battery or to your car you probably find it all comes good if you can just start it and ride it an hour or so

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