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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I went out today to start the bike, it hasn't been started in about a month, when I put it away I put sta-bil gas treatment in the tank and filled it up and plugged it into a battery tender it turns over just find it just don't want to start

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 11:55 AM
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Pull a plug or both and see what they look like. And also reconnect one and ground to the frame or motor and crank it to see if you got spark. Does it turn over? might have been old fuel in line and coated the plug and fouled it. If no spark check battery cables for tightness or corrosion to battery terminals or ground cable to frame... just some thoughts , good luck

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Wish I lived someplace where it was warm enough to go for a nice long ride today!

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Did you try holding the throttle open just a little? Before you put it away did you let it idle for a while, longer then normal?

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Is it turning over strong or kind of weak?

If it seems like it barely turning over I'd start with making sure the batter terminals are tight. Victory seems to have a habit of the terminals coming loose. Without a good connection it won't charge properly nor will it give enough juice to start.

Assuming that it is also cold up there in Ohio, I find it easier to twist the throttle an 1/8th of an inch or so when stating her up in the cold.

Beyond that figure out if the problem is fuel or spark by pulling the plugs like Guntown recommended.

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Yeah it turns over real strong I got cold so I came inside I might mess with it later or even tomorrow

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If you can't ride it for more then a hour don't start it.
You'll do more harm then good.

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A lot of people say to start it every once in awhile so the seals don't dry out

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If you can't ride it for more then a hour don't start it.
You'll do more harm then good.
i would say an hour is a bit much but yes if you cant go for a ride to warm it up good dont bother. but now you probably have it flooded? so i would try to get it fire up and warm it up good somehow.

dont just idle it either, these are pretty rich on the bottom so it will cause hard starting the next time. get it out for a short ride.

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If you can't ride it for more then a hour don't start it.
You'll do more harm then good.
10-15 miles is plenty depending the road type being ridden. Took mine out yesterday after sitting during the 10 days of rain, rode 12.3 miles, real sure everything was hot by the time I got back home. My normal trip is about 30 miles one way (to or from work) so by your standards I am going to mess my bike up since it only takes me 45 minutes to get from point A to point B.

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