Before winter I had the oil changed, filled the gas tank and added the recommended amount of
Sta-bil fuel stabilizer. Then rode around for about ten minutes then switched the petcock to
off and ran the rest of the gas out of the system. Then the last step was draining the float bowl. Just for some context I should say this was my first time winterizing a bike, and I am less then knowledgeable about mechanics in general.
After being stored for many months, it is time for the first ride. Trying to start it for the first time this spring there is a little trouble ... the petcock is back in the
on position and everything else seems okay, but the engine will not turn. I am not sure of the mechanisms involved with starting, but hitting the start switch will make a sound that indicates to me that everything electrical is working.
Is there something I am missing? Do I need to get fuel back into the float bowl somehow? any other tips for winterization and first spring rides?