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2003 750 spirit won't start...HELP!!

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Old 06-07-2010   #1
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Unhappy 2003 750 spirit won't start...HELP!!

i have a '03 750dc shadow spirit. Had new vance and hines straight pipes put on a couple yrs ago. Rode for abt a yr and then wasnt ridden for 2 yrs . Started fouling plugs and running rough, now wont start at all. Checked fuel pump and its good,changed spark plugs and gapped correctly. Engine rolls over but wont fire. Also drained fuel tank and replaced fuel filter. Dont know where to go next.Any suggestions??
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Check for spark? Possibly a gummed up carb.
You'll get to the bottom of it by eliminating possible problems in the three elements of combustion.

Heat- oxygen - fuel.

I'm not an expert with engines, but I can build a good fire and Ive discovered that engines are only sophisticated fires with moving parts attached.
Dont know if your new pipes somehow changed backpressure. I know some bikes are sensitive

so let me know if these suggestions are at all helpful

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Brux, thanks for the reply . Yeah i checked for spark and there was. My bro-in-law also tried a small spary of starting fluid and we got a little bit of fire, thinking it is just dirty carbs. Thank again , Wanda
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