Morning all, picked up an LX50 2007 model, with 2500 miles on it. It has had very little use in the last 6 years, just 50 miles. It was struggling to start, and bogging down when revved so i have taken off the carb, cleaned all jets with seafoam (main jet was a bit blocked) and got it started. It ran ok to begin with for 2 mins or so, think the auto choke is working as the idle dropped down after a couple of minutes running. Rode for 1/2 mile and then it started to feel restricted, boggy. Eventually this got so much worse that it stalled at idle and would not rev at all after re-starting. Just ticked over very slowly and died when applying throttle.
Any tips would be appreciated. I have not cleaned the fuel tank out which will prob be my next step as could be years of dried crap in there, but could there be another issue / restriction i am not considering here like the petcock on the fuel tap (not got much knowledge on the petcock thing). I will also i assume need to re-clean the carb too once fuel tank is cleaned out. One thing i didnt really look at or soak in carb cleaner was the actual float bowl itself.
Final minor point, the auto choke was unplugged when i got the bike - which i plugged in and it then started straight up initially. Not sure why that would have been disconnected.
Thanks in advance