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Hello all,

My dad recently gave me his old xt600 that he bought back in 1989. It has been sitting for a while and it would not start. So we pulled out the carbeurator and cleaned out the varnish, as well as replacing oil and oil filter. Now, it is possible to start the bike. However, there are still 2 big issues.

1. When cold, it is possible to start the bike with full choke and a lot of legwork. But, it has no ability to idle once the engine gets warm. You have to give throttle input to keep it going.

2. Starting the bike after the engine has been warmed up is completely impossible.

my Dad believes the old cdi is to blame. I am not sure. Thoughts anyone?

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youll probably find the carby jets are still blocked if its been sitting for a while

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I have an 86 XT600.  Unlikely the CDI failed from just sitting.  The carb(s) are the weak link on these bikes.  I would guess the jets are still plugged just enough to cause you an issue. 

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