Ok, let me explain. My blaster was running fine. I did not ride it for a month. I tried to start it and it ran and sputtered and died. So, I then thought...I know it needed an overhaul. So I rebuilt the top end. I put new reeds in also. I then regapped the spark plug and tried again. Same problem! except this time it back fired and sputtered and died, lots of smoke. I pulled the spark plug and it was very wet. Hmmm. I then overhauled the carb. (thinking I had a clogged jet or something from setting a long time.) Tried again after the overhaul. SAME PROBLEM!! then my thoughts went to this...Could it be the gas? Todays gas is not very good anyway. I use 91 octane and add 101+ octane boost to the 1:32 mix. Do you think the gas could've broke down in a month enough not to work? I poured some of the gas on the patio and set it on fire to see how it would re-act. It did catch on fire but not as I thought it would. Help, what do you experts think? I have been working on 2-strokes for about 4 years now. I never came across this problem.