Hard starting Yamaha 340 - after sitting for a while
This is my first post and I got on here looking for help with fixing this problem.
It's a low mileage 1987 Yamaha Excel III 340. Most years, it is only run maybe 50 miles or so.
Each year when we start it for the first time, we have to pull the spark plugs and pour a little fuel into each cylinder to get it to fire. We have to do that about half a dozen times until it will stay running. Then it runs perfectly, for the rest of the day. It also starts first pull after shutting it off. A few days later, if we let it sit again, we then need to put a little gas into the cylinders again. Of course the battery died years ago, so we pull start it.
Any ideas for the cure on the hard starting after not running for a while? Fuel pump? Fuel lines? Or??
Thanks for your help!