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Starts and stays running with choke on. stalls when choke is off at idle. back fires also. changed plugs, fuel filter,cleaned air filter. Is there something Im missing before I pull the carbs to clean them. any help would be great. Thanks Kevin

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Pay special attention to the parts in red. DO NOT mix parts from the front carb with parts from the back carb. When removing adjuster screws and jets, count the number of turns to remove them, write it down, and replace with the same number of turns.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

Go to this site and you can download a free PDF service manual.
www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp Most all of the manuals are in English but some are not. There is no way to be sure without doing the download. You can always delete it if in a foreign language.
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  • tombones Jul 02, 2009

    I forgot to mention, Draw a diagram of all hoses and which hose hooks up to what pipe. Mark them if need be.

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