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Here is a little background info to start: Bought a stock 05 sm a few weeks ago and seems it never really idled smoothly. It has about 2k mi on it so I'm assuming it sat for quite a bit. The only things I have done are changed the oil and put some seafoam in the tank to see it that would help. Plus a new battery. It was running but I think it could have been better.

New problem: It sat out in the rain for a few days and now it will idle but the engine will die if I give it any throttle. My experience is extremely limited to say the least. Any suggestions or info on how to get her back up and running again is appreciated.

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My immediate guess is your carb is gummed up. Time to open the air box and rejet that sucker (its a pretty easy DIY job and shouldn't cost you more than a couple of hours and about $75).

Bike should not only run better, but stronger too.

Good luck.

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start with the FAQ's at the top of the drz400 page. tons of helpful info. clean carb, tank, and fuel line at the least.

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