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Bike is not getting gas to carb

I think the suction line is off carb

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Hi Anonymous check the vacuum line from the intake manifold to the fuel valve for cracks, broken or not connected. Also check the gas cap for venting it has a one way valve easily confirmed by putting your lips up to valve and applying suction and pressure. Have nice day.

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