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Old 02-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #8485
alonzo
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Originally Posted by jspringator View Post
The key to these carbs is to turn the petcock to off and run the gas out EVERY time you ride the bike. I bought mine used 6 years old with 200 miles on the bike. I had to have my mechanic go through the carbs. He reset some of the needles but I don't think he rejetted it. Anyhow, it starts and runs great now. It wouldn't hardly run when I bought it.
The best thing (if available to you) you can do for your carb is to never use fuel with ethanol in it. Ethanol doesn't seem to bother fuel injection systems but it will gum up carburettors real quick.

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