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Does anyone know of any mobile motorcycle mechanics that would come to my house and look at my motorcycle for me? I live in St Gallen. Thanks David.
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Re: motorcycle Mechanic wanted.

What's the bike/problem?

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Re: motorcycle Mechanic wanted.

Hasn't been able to use it for 2 years, it's like new but the battery was dead, have replaced it with a new one, l think it's the electric fuel pump. As you use to hear it pump when you first turn the ignition on and it's not doing that at all.
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Re: motorcycle Mechanic wanted.

It's a Regal Raptor Spyder 250. Honda motor.
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Re: motorcycle Mechanic wanted.

Once the fuel system is under pressure the fuel pump stops pumping. The residue of lead free petrol can do all sorts of havoc within two years. Bikes are meant for riding.

I don't know any mobile mechanic but there are a number of shops in St. Gallen gladly waiting to pick up and fix your bike.

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Re: motorcycle Mechanic wanted.

Have you tried replacing the fuel, spark plugs, and cleaning the carbs? About a month ago my in-law gave me a motorcycle that sat for a year and did all of that to run again.
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Once the fuel system is under pressure the fuel pump stops pumping. The residue of lead free petrol can do all sorts of havoc within two years. Bikes are meant for riding.
Commonly known as "sh!t in the carbs". Can sometimes be sorted just by spraying carb cleaner in through the air inlet (having disconnected filter).

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Have you tried replacing the fuel, spark plugs, and cleaning the carbs? About a month ago my in-law gave me a motorcycle that sat for a year and did all of that to run again.
Yes, plugs should be cleaned too, but while replacing the fuel won't do any harm and may help flush out any residue in the tank or fuel filter, the fuel itself should be fine. The idea that it can "go off" is a myth, albeit one frequently believed and repeated.

Largely it's based on the idea that some of the petrol components are more volatile than others and will evaporate sooner, leaving a less easily combustible mixture, but in fact the volatility variance is very little, so it would take years in an unsealed container for the mixture to change significantly. What can and does happen is that evaporation will cause deposits to build up in the fuel lines, carbs, etc. so flushing the who;e system out often makes it appear like the fuel was itself the problem.
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