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I let my 2006 yamaha v star classic sit with a half tank of gas over winter and now I can't start it. How can I drain the gas to put new gas in? What else can I try to do?

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More than likely the gas went bad in the carburetors and the jets are now plugged in the carburetors and you will have to have them cleaned. Best to put away bike and shut fuel off and run bike till it quits, this will help to prevent the problem next time

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