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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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I ride a vtx 1800 2003 and it's not starting I changed the

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I ride a vtx 1800 2003 and it's not starting I changed the plugs but it still won't start it turns over and when I took the gas cap off just now it spewed gas all over me any idea
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Yea turns over good it's a new battery
JA: What kind of car is it? Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, etc.
Customer: Motorcycle Honda vtx 1800
JA: Got it. What model and year?
Customer: 2003 s type
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes I was hoping to
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Well I put new plugs in it lol how can I tell if the fuel pump is working
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should be aware of about your Honda?
Customer: Well it sit for a long time in a garage before I bought it I took the tank off and cleaned it out
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  TIMOTO replied 6 months ago.

When you switch on the ignition can you hear the fuel pump run for several seconds then shut off?