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New Rider, 2007 Boulevard c50 problems
I'm a new rider and certainly not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, so I find myself hear seeking some help with a problem.
I recently purchased an 07 Bouldevard c50 from a private seller which, at the time, seemed to be running just fine. He did say that he'd left some fuel in it for a month or two, so there's the possibility this is all because of bad gas... I rode it home from his place with out issue. The next day, I had some trouble starting it. It wouldn't start without applying a little bit of gas to coax it on. This sort of behavior continued for 4 or 5 days before a new issue arose.
A couple days ago, I noticed that while riding, I was struggling to deliver power to the engine and it began lurching while riding. Even while in neutral and applying some gas you can hear the engine rev up and then the rpms would fall off temporarily before reving up again. This would continue as long as I was applying gas. I had the battery tested, which turned out to be fine, and I added some SeaFoam additive to the gas to see if that might unclog any debris build up in the fuel system.
Last night on my way home from work, I was having some very strong jerking while riding, and I couldn't get the bike up over about 45 mph, regardless of gear. At a certain point, no additional power would go to the engine despite how much throttle I applied.
This morning, I was going to ride around the block to see if the additive had made any progress overnight, only to find that I cannot even get it into first gear! Applying more than a small amount of gas causes the engine to stall out. Letting out the clutch (while applying some gas to prevent a stall) causes it to stall out as well.
I'm at a loss at this point. I've ordered a service manual to hopefully disassemble parts of the fuel system to hopefully find out where there's a clog, if any, but until then I'm not sure what to do or if I'm even on the right path.
Thanks in advance!