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Old 01-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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R6 Won't Start After Sitting

My 2008 R6s has been sitting since last August and won't start. The battery went dead a few months ago so I replaced it, now it cranks fine but won't start. Tested battery, it's fine... ran diagnostic mode, not codes... never had any trouble at all before the battery went dead. I haven't checked to see if it's getting spark yet, haven't had time to rip the bike half apart. Any ideas??
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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Does it have oil? Is the gas bad? Check the spark plugs?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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fresh fuel?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Gas. Drain the tank, or add fill up with new stuff and Seafoam or another fuel fixer.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Got to start the bike up at least once a week if you aren't going to be riding and get yourself some fuel stabilizer. Ethanol in the fuel gunked everything up.
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