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any ideas that do not involve pulling carbs and rebuilding?
 

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I am guessing you have gas in the bottom of the plenum?? If so then you have to remove the carbs and find out what is going on. Either your float valves are bad or dirty or you floats are hanging up.
 

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Not that you provided many details but that's all we got to go on - raw fuel in the plenum? Then you'll need to open the carbs and take a look.

Of course, if it just smells like fuel after cranking and you have no spark there might not be anything wrong with the carbs.
 

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Before you pull anything just try tapping the float bowls. Tap not bang, this quite often will free a stuck float.

Good luck Tom
 

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I had a carb float stick and the cylinder filled with gas. Also filled the center of the carbs under the air filter.

Gotta remove to inspect.
 

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Pull the plugs and make sure gas is getting to them. Also drain the carbs to make sure there is fuel. Sea Foam treatment wouldn't hurt.

If bike has sat for a month or so they can be a little tough to get going.

We are all just guessing as your not giving much to work with. Igintion takes fuel, air & spark.
 

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If you pull the plugs, spin the motor, make sure you use the kill switch.
Yes, you should never allow the ignition coil to fire without a load - that load is the park plug. Spark plug needs to be securely grounded especially when it's sitting outside the engine.

So, the easiest/safest thing to do is crank the engine (without spark plugs installed) using the KILL switch OFF. That way you don't run the risk of blowing the high tension insulation of the coils, plug wires and/or plug caps when the electrical energy is unable to travel through the spark plug.
 

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be careful not do hydrolock ur engine, if you keep cranking her like that you could break a connecting rod or something. (thats what i have been told!!)
 
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