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Not starting after sitting for a while...

So I got it running after the winter storage, and it ran like a dream. Then it sat for about a week as it was cold here in the Great White North and then it would not start again. I did the same steps as previous and got it going...ran beauty eh...so I'm wondering if it just needs to be started and ran more or if there might be a problem brewing that I need to be aware of. Any suggestions?

1985 750 Vulcan-Red
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New timing chain
New choke cable
Clean front rim
new throttle pull back cable
new spark plugs
New Bridgestone on the back
New Fluids all around
SeaFoam in the tank
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So I got it running after the winter storage, and it ran like a dream. Then it sat for about a week as it was cold here in the Great White North and then it would not start again. I did the same steps as previous and got it going...ran beauty eh...so I'm wondering if it just needs to be started and ran more or if there might be a problem brewing that I need to be aware of. Any suggestions?
I would first check the plugs for moisture, gap, and possibly replacement. I would then drain the fuel bowls and remove the drain screws. I would then squirt carb cleaner ( alot ) into the drain hole to flush out the floats. It should start. I would then add 1/4 can of SeaFoam to a fresh tank of gas and run the bike fairly hard to clean out the jets.
By the way, you live in a beautiful part of the Country. Went thru there on my way to Lake Superior.

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