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    2011 GSA no start

    1200 miles,bike sat for 4 months but had fuel conditioner in it.It will crank over but not light off,any ideas before it goes to the dealer?

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    Verify the fuel pump is coming on. Key on - hear pump start?

    Sitting 4 months does not harm electrons, but fuel can go bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyoffroad View Post
    1200 miles,bike sat for 4 months but had fuel conditioner in it.It will crank over but not light off,any ideas before it goes to the dealer?
    Welcome to the forum.
    As Paul mentioned- listen fro the buzz of the fuel pump running.
    Verify it has gas in it- enough to start.
    A fully charged battery will help.
    A flick of the handle bar mounted off switch never hurts.
    A check of the smell/odor for a foul-stale smell of the gas will give you an idea.
    if you add gas- perhaps some Techron to get you started off.
    HTH, Gary
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    Light a match!

    NO, just kidding. Somebody mention AIR! This too needs checking. Them little critters, as in MICE can ruin your day in the air intake, nesting there! I live in mouse country, find'em everywhere. Rancher here, with barn and hay and large critters, chickens and mice love all the above. Bikes too are not beyond their likes. A stored bike, perfect mouse home. Take the air box apart, intake especially(1200GS) has a perfect mouse hole. Even bad gas makes some noise, but good checking it. Randy

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