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I have a 97 Suzuki 800 Intruder in which I bought gas then my bike started backfiring sputtering and shut off I waited a few minutes it started back up and it did it again and then it wouldn't start i trailered it home thinking maybe I bought bad gas but I emptied the tank and it wasn't the gas I checked the voltage it's getting fire the fuel lines are fine i crank It Up the next day rode it around for about 10 minutes ran fine did the same thing and wouldn't start back up it keeps doing this what could it be?
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That's what I was going to suggest, it could be a clogged vent. Ride it till it starts acting up then open the gas cap to relieve any vacuum in the tank then see if it starts and runs fine for 10 minutes again, then repeats.
If it does, you found the problem....
This was what I thought. Everything listed above - battery, ground connections, charging, fuel filters - all stuff that could do it & honestly, they are just basic maintenance that should be checked anyway. I am going to say the vent tube is where I would look outside of carb or fuel pump work.

I have used Seafoam with great results. I know it has the nasty stuff in it but I use it so infrequently it doesn't produce negative effects. Kinda like, do you smoke 3 packs a day or do you have a cigar once a month.
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