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IVE GOT A 2001 POL Sportsman 500 ho and it had been sitting

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Customer: IVE GOT A 2001 POL Sportsman 500 ho and it had been sitting for 2 years, had no spark so replaced stator and trigger coil , cleaned carb and she fires up and idles but a little rough. give any gas and she backfires and stalls out. so I did a compression test got 123psi. then did a leakdown test and exhaust valves were leaking pretty good lapped the valves and they are still leaking.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: this model has the auto decompression do I need to do anything different for the leakdown test?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

If you have not drained out the fuel tank and cleaned the tank and added new fuel and a new fuel filter I would do this before anything else.Then re check and see if the issue here continues.In some cases you can get debris or water in the fuel which can cause a lean condition causing this fault here.

If this was already done let me know.

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Thanks Pete