Originally Posted by d.burbach
I will try the starting fluid, but the problem is that I haven't done anything to it since I cleaned the carbs. Before I cleaned them I was having the same problem, after I cleaned them the bike started easily and ran beautifully for several long rides. I then let it sit outside for a week without riding, and now it won't start, it MUST have been the gremlins...
Drain the float bowls and make sure they fill again.
Does this bike have a Vacuum activated petcock?
I tried to start my Vstrom the other day after temps had dipped into the mid teens the night before. Took a few tries even for a Fuel Injected bike to come to life.