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I have a suzuki bandit 400. i place my gas tank on the motercycle and after it burn the gas it has in the carbs it turns off. then i force gas from an external bottle in the gas tube to the carbs and it starts working againg till it burn that gas two then turns off.

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Check the condition of the petcock (Valve) in the tank, open it up off of the bike. does fuel run out freely? if not take it out of the tank and service it , some have screens to trap debris. these can gum up wth debris and varnish from old gas.

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