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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #462
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Originally Posted by Little Bike View Post
Thanks for the info, can the bike sit a month without being ridden?

I'm in southern California so we're just getting into prime desert riding season, but if I go traveling without a bike.....
The battery is not the is the carb...I am told it is a common issue. (Also I think there is an XT thread on ADV)
If I were you, I would always keep your tank full and have treatment in the tank (it is blue but i cant remember the name of it) and run the fuel out of your carb if it is going to sit.
I got my carb cleaned up $200 and didn't ride for a month and it wouldn't start again. Yup a other $100. :)
(I ride my GS 650... But just can't seem to part with my 250). .
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