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I got a 02 xr650 that wont start. Thing only has about 30 hours on it. Been sitting bout 1 and a half months.

Also the damn bike has always been real hard to start when cold. Can anything be done to improve that?

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1 month is nothing, it should start, hell i've run my old Honda on 6 month old gas
 

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Month and a half is nothing. Takes more on the order of like a year or more for gas to go bad. When it does it's nasty. All ya gotta do is take a wiff and it'll make you want to puke. If it goes REALLY long and bad, it'll actually turn into a gelatinous goo. I had my stang up on jacks for 2 years with a full tank of gas. I had dumped some fuel stabilizer in it when I parked it, but 2 yrs is 2 yrs. When I went to revive it, started right up. Only real thing to watch for on something that sits a lot is varnish buildup in the fuel system, especially if it's carbed. But that is a drawn out, over time sorta thing.
 
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