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I went out today and started the bike without any problems. As I was backing off on the choke it died. When trying to restart, it will backfire through the exhaust and will not start. The bike has about 71K miles on it. Any ideas on what could cause this problem. Thanks for the help.
 

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You might have flooded it. Has it been laid up unused for a long time?
 

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I was able to get it started and i think you are right I may have been flooded. Even though it's a 95 model it's new to me and I am still learning about it. Thanks for the response.
 

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For future referance, if the engine is flooded then do this:

1) Hold throttle all the way open
2) Crank engine a few times
3) Close throttle

At this point the engine is Un-flooded, and should start. Note that there is a Accelerator-Jet of fuel that operates (shooting gas into the carb barrel) every time you begin to open the throttle... so it's kinda easy to flood the engine if you happen to open the throttle a few times in a row without the engine running. That extra gas will sit there even overnight.
 
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