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My Magnum 500 is getting hard to start and when it does it dies. If I can get it going, it dies while riding. I can smell gas which I couldn't before the problem. I'm not mechanically enclined so please keep responses simple if possible.
 

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vjs if not done all your rubber is about about ready to be replaced. In your case smelling gas I would start by replacing ALL the gas lines. We just did all that on the first 2002 we bought this summer and it was needed. We are talking under $10 for new fuel lines at the auto parts stores. Max PSI is 3 pounds so the gas hose is not expensive like for fuel injection.

Do them one at a time if you are like me. :)
 

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Is the crankcase full of gas? check and see if oil is over full and smells like gas, if so , needle and seat are bad in carb and need replaced, don't run it much if it is gassy, will take out bearings in the bottom end.
 
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