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I bought my first bike in March. The engine has a total of 117 miles on it. The last time I rode it was about 2 months ago, when I dropped it trying to go uphill around a corner. It slid a bit but I was able to start it up. Then I ran out of gas. I filled the tank, drove it home and parked it.

Today when I went to go start it up, I couldn't get it to go. I turned the key and the lights came on. I put my kickstand up, popped it in neutral and pressed the ignition switch. It made all the startup sounds and you could hear/smell it burning a little gas, but then it died. I tried a few more times, giving it gas, getting it rolling, putting it in gear... but no matter what I did, every time it did the same thing. It doesn't seem to be a battery problem... does anybody have any ideas?
 

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Check the air filter to see if it full of oil from laying it down.
 

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You could try cracking the throttle just a little. On my own fuel injected bike it can be a bit stubborn about starting with the throttle full off at idle but a very slight opening makes all the difference.
 
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