Hi I’m from New York I got my hands on a 2006 Honda Rebel 250 for $700 last year that had been sitting for 2 years due to the previous owner not maintaining it. I haven’t been able to hands on it cause I was working and in school. Now that I’m on summer break and the pandemic took my job I have all the time in the world. I’ve been working on it since the last week of May. I have auto/Helicopter mechanic background but have only ever changed the oil on a motorcycle. I’ve watched some videos and bought the maintenance manual to see where I should start and spoke to my local dealership mechanic. I soldered some chewed up cables that were coming from the small fuse box next to the battery. Replaced the battery for a new one. All lights are working fine it would crank but not turn over to start. I have removed the carburetor and took it apart. Followed by using the chem dip on all the pieces that had massive varnish(no rubber pieces). I put it back together and installed it back in with all the hoses going to the right place. Followed by draining the gas and putting in new gas. I broke the in-line filter that was installed and at the moment have ordered a new one online and temporarily placed a 1/4” hose from the Petcock to the carburetor. Then changing the oil. Tried to start it again and nothing. I checked the spark plugs which were dirty and old. I did a compression check with my thumb, and spark tests. I bought new spark plugs and tried to start it again, still nothing. I’m running out of options here and was Hoping this forum will help me out. My next step is to buy starter fluid and try that on the carb. I’m just waiting for it to arrive. Any other suggestions are welcomed, thank you.