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January 10th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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FC501 Help! Please

My FC starts right up with the choke on, but when I turn the choke off, the bike sputters and dies.....Is this a clogged jet? If so, what do I needs to be done, to fix this problem? I would like to fix it myself. Instead of spending $100 of dirt bike money for this.
Also, I havent took the bike out riding since mid September (that is when I bought my new bike). Just been starting it every few weeks
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January 10th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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If the bike has been sitting your probably going to have to strip the carb and clean the jets. Make sure you drain the tanks as well. Check the intake boot for splitting.
When you refill the tank, make sure to add some fuel stabilizer. I run stabilizer all of the time, not just for storage. It seems fuel is not nearly as stable as it used to be, it seems to go bad in just a few weeks now as opposed to several months.
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you need to give the bike a run so as to clean the plug up. try to ride the bike under load and get some heat into it. although the fuel in the tank can deteriorate a little it's not as bad as the fuel in the carb sitting stagnant and going off - that really screws with your main arteries!

so starting it is defo a good idea it's just that that looks after burning the fuel off but doesn't help the plug!

it would also be interesting to know if you're in a warm garage where there is no condensation after warming the engine. this would, IMHO, be important as your SEM will love all that start stop freezing cracking start stop condensation oh-dear-my-stator-has-gone-west....

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