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Starts and runs. Needs choke to sta running except high rpms,

Seems it needs more fuel at low rpms. Backfires on decelleration.weak low rpm power.

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SOUNDS LIKE IT'S RUNNING LEAN. TRY PULLING THE FLOAT BOWLS OFF THE CARBS AND CLEANING THE JETS. ESPECIALLY IF IT SAT FOR A LONG TIME. FUEL TURNS TO GEL.

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