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Put a pan under the vent to catch the oil it will puke, this is normal after extended storage.

It will turn over slow because of the oil that has collected in the cases. It will crank slow also because of the accumulated oil.
Jump it off a car so you don't damage the battery from extended cranking. I use some spray carb cleaner to help it start.
It will stall and not want to idle untill it runs long enough to clear the oil from the cases. Do not add oil to the tank until it has run for a while as it will need the room for the oil that has collected in the motor.

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Make sure that the fuel is fresh.
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Put a pan under the vent to catch the oil it will puke, this is normal after extended storage.

It will turn over slow because of the oil that has collected in the cases. It will crank slow also because of the accumulated oil.
Jump it off a car so you don't damage the battery from extended cranking. I use some spray carb cleaner to help it start.
It will stall and not want to idle untill it runs long enough to clear the oil from the cases. Do not add oil to the tank until it has run for a while as it will need the room for the oil that has collected in the motor.

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Make sure that the fuel is fresh.
Yes I went n got fresh premium to put in there...put a new tank on there so its got nothing but fresh gas

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Squirt gas in da carb throat. Old mustard bottle works for me.

Roll that sucka down hill making sure petcock is on, jump start with bodies, and see what happens next.

I'd worry about the kicker later.
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Now time to go buy beers. Round up some bodies. Find a slope.

Squirt gas in da carb throat. Old mustard bottle works for me.



Roll that sucka down hill making sure petcock is on, jump start with bodies, and see what happens next.



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while it was sitting for a couple of months, did you keep the battery on a tender or get a new battery? if it's the old battery it could just be dead or not enough juice to light it off.
Hey brother...I believe it was you who steered me in the direction if tje Mikuni vm38...did you say that the idle screw n mix were opposite of S&S?

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The mix screw is backwards from most other carbs, it controls air instead of fuel. So turning it in, closes off air making it richer, and out for leaner/more air.
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The mix screw is backwards from most other carbs, it controls air instead of fuel. So turning it in, closes off air making it richer, and out for leaner/more air.
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