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This thread is the start of a compilation of common problems and fixes being undertaken by Miss Mercedes. So let's let her shine as this is something this site has needed for a long time. A one place to go sort of thing. I've turned this into a Sticky so it's the first thing someone looking for answers will find. It's all yours Miss M. Good luck might be in order as I see this as a major undertaking.
 

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I'd also use carb cleaner rather than starting fluid. Starting fluid is for diesels. Carb cleaner does the same thing with gas engines without the chance of blowing something up. And Miss M is correct with shooting carb cleaner now instead of starting fluid into the air breather. If you already have starting fluid, just be very careful how much you use. Just a quick little shot. Carb cleaner is so much safer though and you are helping clean the carb some while you are at it. If it's going to fire it will. Critter has a good suggestion with a double dose of something like Sea Foam or Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Gas Treatment, although in this case Sea Foam is probably best.
 

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New forum user here, I've been having trouble starting my 2002 suzuki bandit gsf600s. When I try to turn it over I only get a pitiful crank or two and the lights cut off. The battery reads 12.9V (its only about two years old). The lights come on just fine and it will run fine if I push or jump start it, or start it while its still warm.
This started happening when the weather got hot here past the 70s. Another possibly unrelated issue its been having is idling high (around 3k) and sometimes dying when I give it gas at a light. The carbs are probably due for a clean.
It would sure be nice and appreciated, if you would introduce yourself to the community in the New Member Introduction forum. Folks tend to open up more if they believe they know someone just a little bit. 馃憤
 
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