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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
The "fresh fuel" thing is the giveaway. It probably needs a complete fuel system cleaning. When gasoline evaporates, it leaves behind something closely akin to glue, which plugs everything up. Seafoam works on mild cases, but if it sat for a long time with old gas in it, you are probably looking at a complete carb teardown and cleaning. Removing and reinstalling the carbs is the hardest part of the job. Please don't let someone talk you into an "earshave" without knowing the negative consequences. Oh yes, welcome. AND, do a spline lube before actually riding the bike.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike