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I recently pulled my buddies 2001 ZX9R out of the shed after 5 years of sitting. It wasent winterized :angry After a lot of yelling I did an oil and oil filter, fuel filter, Gas swap,carb and choke clean... I even changed the brake fluid. After finally getting it to come back to life I noticed that it smelled like it was running rich. Not being a Gearhead I figured it was just the bad gas working its way out. I checked the fluids and to my suprise I found GAS in the oil reservoir. We have had this happen to the Grizzly 4 wheeler we had and it was a trashed petcock. No such luck this time. Petcock is aces. Any idea what I can do to fix this? Ode to a Noob.
 

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Float needles gummed up.
 

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:headscratch I'm with Chriskitty, plus a real worn out piston rings in a real rich flooded cold engine. Do you o.p., close the petcock whe turning the engine off?
 

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Float needles gummed up.
+1 The gas is getting around the rings because the rings need to re-seat themselves with the cylinder walls. Clean the carbs, change the oil and ride it.
 
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