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Fuel pump or injectors need cleaned, instructions???

My wife’s C50T has sat a couple years. I’m guessing either the fuel pump or the injectors are plugged up with congealed gas. If I spray starting fluid in the air cleaner it will start and run as long as I spray. I have not worked on this bike at all so looking for some insight on how to get this repaired. The bike is currently in a storage unit but I’ll be bringing it to the house Wednesday afternoon where I can work on it.

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Drain and remove the tank. Remove the fuel pump and inspect all of the filters, screens and impeller. Remove the fuel injectors and have them pressure tested. If needed, have them professionally cleaned. Replace all of the fuel hoses and reassemble .

No amount of "mechanic in a bottle" will get it to run right if there is sludge on the fuel system.

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Thanks! I knew all that FI cleaner crap they sell in the stores is nothing but snake oil!
I guess I better find me a repair manual for the bike.


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If there was untreated fuel left in the tank for "years", then there is a very high likelihood that there will be rust in the tank as well. The alcohol in gas attracts and holds atmospheric moisture, which will kill the insides of your tank and components. So don't be surprised if you're greeted with red, scaly caner when you open it up.

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Hadn’t thought of that! It was put in storage in early December of 2017 after our house fire. I tried last July to get it out but that’s when I found it wouldn’t run. Kinda wrote it off for the year at that point. Thought I’d try to get it running now so it’ll be good to go once we move back into our rebuilt home, hopefully next month.

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