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Quick recap of where I'm at:

- 1977 P125x
- bike has been in storage for ~12 years
- I rode it around the block every few years during storage
- about 2 years ago I got it out of storage, all the gas was replaced and it seemed to be running fine
- parked for last 2 years due to a broken stud on the front hub
- carb is always run dry before any length of storage

In the last week I replaced the front hub and was hoping it would kick over like it did a couple years ago. No go. Finally got it bump started but wouldn't rev, it died immediately. I cleaned out the jets and the carb and changed the gear oil. There was only a bit of gas left from 2 years ago (with stabilizer), so I added another 3L of fresh gas.

It will now occasionally kick over after 10-15 kicks but only when the choke is off. Twisting the throttle still results it is dying immediately.

Can anyone give ideas where I should start? Did I not get the carb cleaned out enough/properly? Is it the points ignition?

If there's any other information I can provide that would be helpful let me know.

Thanks
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First check for a good, fat spark. If good, you could just remove the jets and clean, but it's not much trouble to remove to take off the carb and give a deep clean. If you are not getting a good spark with a new plug, take a look at the points. If they look corroded or torn up, you can file in a pinch, but you would better off replacing them along with the condenser.
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So, turns out there was no spark. Tried replacing the spark plug, still nothing.

Started looking at some wiring coming out of the stator plate because I noticed it looked worn, as soon as I touched it I noticed it wasn't connected anymore. This break was hidden behind the rubber boot covering the connection.

Once I got it reconnected, got a nice fat spark and it kicked over right away!

Thanks for the help! Still learning and wasn't sure where to even start.
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Good to here you got it figured out. Those stators after awhile usually need a rewire as time and heat kill them slowly. Then the next thing you know, no spark and you're stuck on the side of the road........ Facepalm emoticon
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