Re: Yet another mixture thread, or...? (Starting problems)
I concur. Get in the habit of shutting off the fuel valve when the bike is parked.
Have you ever noticed that almost all motorcycles have fuel shut off valves? They're there for a reason. You might forget to turn it on once or twice and suffer the humiliation of running out of fuel. But no big deal. Most of us have done it a couple of times too. I once pedaled for a block, wondering what was wrong, before I realized that I had forgotten to turn the fuel back on.
I too apologize if I seemed to be bashing your friend/roommate. We simply want you to get the best advice possible. It's why this forum was created and why we'll sometimes poo-poo on bad advice. No offence intended.
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