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Is it carburetted or is it EFI to start with?? Carburetted try starting with WOT, EFI rty with closed throttle.

Is your air filter plugged/dirty???

If EFI do you have a leaking injector(s)

If carburetted is the enrichener leaking, not fully off, is the accelerator pump system leaking, is the float level too high, there are numerous reasons for flooding, is the fuel valve in the PRI position, is the fuel valve diaphragm punctured etc. etc.

POST again with a lot more information PLEASE.

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