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    Bad gas won’t start
    on: January 16, 2023, 03:03:08 pm
    January 16, 2023, 03:03:08 pm
    New to me 2022 xr, 600ish miles, was a demo bike at a dealer and I imagine gas sat for months before they sold it (and obviously didn’t run it). Bike was delivered, and smells of bad gas when trying to crank. Anyone know the best way to access the fuel lines to purge out the bad stuff and get some new fuel in, without taking the tank off? Thanks, cheers!

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 03:19:25 pm
    January 16, 2023, 03:19:25 pm
    I'd be asking the dealer to come back and sort out the bike, just in case there is some other fault.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #2 on: January 16, 2023, 03:24:23 pm
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    For sure this, except it’s about 1300 miles from my house.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 04:11:59 pm
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    For sure this, except it’s about 1300 miles from my house.

    If it was a BMW dealer I'm sure some local one could do the work for them.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 04:13:58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by AgainFaster [+]
    For sure this, except it’s about 1300 miles from my house.

    in Europe, the owner could call BMW Assist and the bike would be taken to the nearest BMW dealer under the 3 year warranty

    do you not have this in the Free World?

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 06:01:07 pm
    January 16, 2023, 06:01:07 pm
    Good call on that. I didn’t realize roadside would handle the tow and everything. Called and they were very helpful, thanks for the tip.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #6 on: January 16, 2023, 06:08:50 pm
    January 16, 2023, 06:08:50 pm

    I would personally put a good dose of Startron in the bike and fill up with fresh fuel.  Then go for a ride.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #7 on: January 16, 2023, 07:06:35 pm
    January 16, 2023, 07:06:35 pm
    Yes, I would have a lot of options if the bike would start, but unfortunately it will not.

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    Re: Bad gas won’t start
    Reply #8 on: January 16, 2023, 07:12:03 pm
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    *Originally Posted by AgainFaster [+]
    Yes, I would have a lot of options if the bike would start, but unfortunately it will not.

    Yea, if it doesn't start at all, I'm guessing there is a different issue.  Startron typically revives old fuel easily; I imagine it would start after a couple of tries.