Hi, was just trying to get my son's 2003 JR80 brought back to life. We had drained the tank last fall. I find out today that he didn't let it run till it ran out of fuel. We put new preium in it today. Kicked it a couple times on the stand and it ran. Then it quit. We have gas at the carb and I turned the screws back and forth returning them to original settings, and we took the air cleaner off. We can kick and kick and not a pop. I squirted just a tiny whiff of ether in the intake and it ran fine for about 3 secs. I repeated the whiff 2 more times and it fired and ran perfect for 3 secs. I stopped with the ether because I proved it has adequate spark. Any suggestions before we take the carb off and take it to the dealer?
They tried to tell me that they use some special cleaner now that is too expensive to be practical for me to stock at home. I live 60 miles from the shop so it's a pain to take things in there and the wait is even more painful.
I always let my old honda run till the carb was dry and the next spring everything fired up and ran fine.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.