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Bike stalled while warming up now won's start. Suggestions please

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Ok, I'm new to cycling so I'm probably missing the simple answer needed.
I started my 1300C with no problems this morning (bike in neutral, petcock in on position, choke all the way in) the bike ran for a minute or two while I was getting ready to ride, it then stalled on me.

I tried to start it up again and it would not turn over. I then proceeded to pull the choke out and try to start it - probably flooding the tank, still wouldn't start. I left it for 15 min or so and tried again, choke all the way in this time, held the throttle while trying to start it and still nothing.

My very limited knowledge consists of a MSF class, please help.

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Flooded VTX

The same thing happened to me. You are right that it is flooded. You may have to pull the plugs and (make sure the plugs/plug wires aren't gorund to the frame) and turn the motor over a couple of times. I would then leave the plugs out for several hours (maybe over night) to let the gas evaporate out. After you put the plugs back in, pull the air breather (is the filter wet with fuel?) and shoot a little ether (starting fluid spray) in the carb as you start the motor.

That's what it took for my bike. Make sure you don't lerave ther choke opened after you start the bike. Use the throttle to warm it up. Leaving the choke opened appears to be the problem. Again this was my experience (VTX 1300S)
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