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Start and die

I have bmw k1200 r that i havent had for more than a month. It didnt run when i first got it. So before i tried starting it, I replaced the spark plugs, changed the oil, replaced the battery, and redid the fuse wiring. Yesterday i cranked it over and it started right up and ran for a couple minutes, then when i tried to let off of the choke a little it kept dieing. Today i tried to start it up, and it wont start at all until i sprayed some started fluid in the carbs. Then it just runs for a couple seconds then dies. This makes me beleive i have a fuel problem, but i took of my carbs and cleaned them the best i could, but they didnt look dirty to begin with. I was wondering if it was something with my fuel switch, since it has the "res" "on" and "PRI" positions. Or the idle adjuster. I dont know much about this bike so if anyone can give me advice on how to get my bike started and on the road i would appreciate it. I took the carbs all the way apart and found out that my jets were dirty. So i just bought new ones and decided to go up a size. now that I have it all put back together and on the bike it runs good, but the idle is to high. I loosened the idle adjuster all the way but it was already all the way out. So i think i need to mess with the amount of fuel going to the carbs now. any suggestions before i try to do this.

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Fill up the gas tank, clean the fuel filter, and then check to see if your carb jets are clean. Remove the jets from the carb and attempt to look through them in the light. If you cannot see light through them they need another cleaning.

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