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I Picked up an '05 BF 750 last year from a guy... ran good all last year and the first 3 months of this year then it decided to not start anymore.
I use to rip apart my '01 1100 v-star which is carbed so I figured I'd go through and try to figure this out...

Plugs, both are sparking fine.
battery, good
fuel, you can smell it flooding after so long, so thats good.
removed the air filter so I know theres no air restrictions when trying to get her going.

My next step is to rip out the carbs and give them a good cleaning... unless there is something else that I should be checking first? It's always taken a bit of time to start when cold but now it doesn't even try to fire.

The guy I bought it from never did anything to it besides change the oil and battery and plugs. I just read about the Bus connector, which i'll get in there and do... but the symptoms of that don't coincide with my issue so I'm assuming it has nothing to do with it.

Thoughts?
Thanks all!
 

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Sounds neglected. Better check the basics first like compression, valve lash clearance, valve timing and weather it even has spark. Test the kill switch and the roll-over sensor/vehicle down switch. Also, it's a 2005.. so the buss connectors will have corroded by now as ALL have done. There is a how-to video in the Brute Technical Articles. Here's a pic of a real bad one:



If you do not have a service manual let me know and I will provide you with one. You will need it.
 

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FYI, found the issue... the fuel line that goes from the tank to the pump somehow got all frayed up, which caused a hole in it. So no vacuum for the gas to go down the line. Wondered why I could always smell gas like it was flooding but the thing would just not fire. Well that explained it.

Now to throw a bottle of Seafoam in her and fix that bus connector.

Thanks for the help!
 
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