Thought I'd make a thread:
When I put the bike away, i put some sta-bil in the gas, changed the oil, and that was about it.
Well last weekend I thought i'd start up the bike for the first time in a while. its been sitting since about november. Starter cranked the engine but it was weak. so I bought a battery charger and charged it up. I also drained the carbs, the gas didnt look too bad though (no idea what to look for). Battery charged, back in. So now the starter cranks well, battery sounds strong, but still no startup. My next step is to pull the gas tank, replace the spark plugs.
So what happens when I try to start? With zero choke (choke off), the starter cranks but nothing really happens. with full choke, it cranks and I'm hearing the kinda "thud thud thud" noise that the bike would make if it was about to stall.
Any advice from the gearheads? I thought sparkplugs were supposed to last a while? I'll replace em anyway, they're cheap ($3/each at the dealer). And as far as the carbs, Don't know if sta-bil did its work, but this bike is an 06. could they be gummed up already?!??