I am looking at 2005 Rally that is extremely clean however when I went to look at it the machine wouldn't start. He said it has sat for about 9 months so guessing bad gas and dirty carb. It cranks over just fine but seems to have no life. We took the air filter out and tried starting fluid, it came to life for a few seconds then shut down. After sitting for awhile it would start and run for a few seconds but wouldn't stay running. After doing research all I hear is bad things about the Rally but I get the web usually post problems so not sure if I should be worried that it is more than a carb issue. I read timing chain and valves are know issues which concern me about not starting so all I can think of is to do a compression test.
Looking for suggestions....appreciate the help.