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. . . had contaminated fuel removed and a new fuel filter/hose etc fitted in tank (and fresh fuel added which will now be over a year and a half old). . .
Some of my bikes stand for a while (admittedly not 18 months though) and I've never had problems with either fuel injection or carby. Many brands on the market.
 

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Some of my bikes stand for a while (admittedly not 18 months though) and I've never had problems with either fuel injection or carby. Many brands on the market.
Brands? Do you mean batteries? I got a new 190A Fulbat battery with the bike (I'd never heard of them), it's not fitted though as the one in there (also a Fulbat) had come back to life on charger and appears to be working perfectly but perhaps it's lacking that vital extra oomph.

I always put super unleaded in mine as it contains no ethanol down here. I try to run at least a tank of fuel through the lesser used bikes each year to try and keep the fuel no less than a year old, usually filled late in the year so by the bike season it's about 8 months or less old.

I think the fuel is probably the culprit. It cranks fine but takes a long while to actually catch. Once it has started it then restarts first time no problem, even an hour or so later which is a bit odd.
 

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Nah, I meant 'brands' of stabiliser. I was loathe to put up a pic of what I use lest the Honda Haters attack me again! :eek:
Since a pic is worth a thousand words, here you are:
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I am also a believer of 'premium' ethanol-free fuels.(y)
Lol, thank you :ROFLMAO:(y)

I have a Honda...(Lawnmower ;) with an MM 93 keyring hehe)
 

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Nito,
I'm using Startron fuel stabilizer over winter with BP super unleaded. Never had a problem. It must be mixed well and ran fully through the system. Read this: Best Fuel Stabilizers: Top Options for Storage and Protection In this review STA-Bil 22214 is claiming up to 2 yrs storage. Which will suit you and hopefully avoid XBikes having to redo their work.
I have some, just never used it, still on the Startron.
 

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Thanks chaps,

I syphoned the tank out tonight and put fresh SUL in. Then thumbed the starter. It didn’t start first time but about third time and sounded much happier after the first 5 seconds or so. Now the remnants of the old fuel in the lines will have been flushed through I’ll know for sure tomorrow morning if it was the fuel if it fires first time, which I’m hoping it will!! :)

I checked in the tank with a torch and it all looks clean as a whistle thankfully.

Cheers
Nito
 

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Nigel, are you married? :unsure:
 

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been out again on my new brutale clutch hand is getting stronger don't want to go to far fitted Oberon clutch slave , fitted STM slipper clutch, bled brakes front and back,
checked rear hub all ok, also changed the fuel filter hadn't been changed in its life .:)
 

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Nice improvisation there lol. I guess you even used the extractor fan 😜

Looks like it has come out well 👍 is that rattle can or airbrush?. . .
Rattle can.

Of course there's no over spray. When I was in kindergarten, I learnt to colour in between the lines. I just perfected the art!:D
 

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Today, added a few red parts to my bike... And I'm afraid there is something addictive with this, as the first thing I've done after was to browse bolts in order to change the oem fairing bolts in black and red depending where they are on the fairing. Maybe I should not have started in first place :ROFLMAO:
 

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Almost finished...
My B4 aluminum radiator shrouds always bothered me. They are factory stamped pieces with poor specs. NOW they are hand finished with adjusted lines, fine-tuned curves, and edge treatment. They actually line up. Who will notice? Me. Maybe you, no certainly you. I have a couple more details to finish. Pics will follow.
Does that mean the standard ones are spare?
 
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