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Old 01-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #93
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Location: Coweta Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by lewismedlock
I haven't started my 600R for probably 9 months. I thought that today would be a good day to fire it up. Wrong. It hasn't had any gas in it. I guess that the cork in the petcock dried out because when I put some gas in the tank it leaked.

So, I'm airing out the shop now. Soon I'll go out and check out my petcock.

9 months..... that's how long mine sat, untouched, after I broke both wrists. It started on the first kick even with the old gas. I had mine (05 model) for 8 years. I sold it to a friend who only rides 2 or 3 times per year. He says it still always starts first kick after sitting for months and months. If Honda would bring the xr 600 back with e-start and a 6 speed it would be a huge success.
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