After several agonising weeks of waiting, my Hornet 250 finally arrived from an interstate dealer yesterday. As soon as I got it I ran it and, as mentioned in another thread, was a bit shy about letting it rev with the choke (at the time I thought it was revving too high - but it wasnt) and ended up having it bog down and die on me - 3 times - and then had the battery go flat. So I charged it up yesterday and thought I'd give it a fresh go tonight after work. Well... she turned just fine for close to 30 seconds without a single hint of coming to life. And by the second attempt the battery was flat yet again. I'd had enough by that stage and went for the jumpers. Hooked her up and she turned over nicely yet still not a single hint of firing. Yes, the fuel was on reserve. No, the engine cutoff was not on. Stale fuel was the next suspect so I pushed it to a nearby servo and filled her up with 98 octane. Only got 8 litres in but pushed her back home, drained the carbys, and tried the jumper leads again. Still plenty of energy in the turning over but no signs of life from the engine. Drained the carbys again - the bowls had refilled so its not a fuel starvation issue - I don't think. I'm stumped. Tried flicking the cutoff switch during the starter motoring of the engine - the switch is not faulty because when I hit it the starter cuts out. So, what could have happened between it slowly dying yesterday when I didn't use enough choke, and today, that it won't fire at all? It only ran for around 2 minutes yesterday before it died - so I would guess thats not enough time to foul the plugs up so bad that it won;'t start at all. Any ideas?