Joined forum for current and future advice. Here's how goes. Brother bought his first bike. Its a 81 cx500. Off the bat we were told pitcock wasn't working and battery wouldn't charge. Ok fine, figured clean the pitcock filter, test the stator and regulator/rectifier. Upon checking pitcock discovered rusty tank and clogged pitcock. Between straw on pitcock and fuel filter I don't believe rust has passed to carbs. Regulator tested bad will be replaced stator tested good for the test. Could not do regular voltage check bc bike doesn't run yet. After hooking up battery charger and trying to start bike it won't fire. I'm getting great spark on both sides and even good compression on both sides. Just won't fire. I sprayed starting fluid into cylinders with no luck not even a backfire. Just spins and spins. It seems like the kill switch is on but its not. And it looks clean inside the electrical housing. My first concern is getting it to fire. I'm a decent bike mechanic in learning but this is beyond my expertise. Pulled carbs and they appear very clean inside and out though linkage was messed up. All help is apreciated.
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