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Cant get bike to stay running

I was given a 85 Honda vt700c shadow free from a customers. Its been sitting in a covered shed I have no idea how long its been sitting however the inspection tags say 03 so at worst its been 6 years. I replaced the battery, oil, gas. With full choke it will start but idles very low under 1000. After a few min it dies. Im going through the shop manual but am at a loss as I dont want to do anything with I will regret later. Any ideas on what I should or can do without taking to a shop? fyi you had no vt700c models listed in your products so i had to choose a 500 to submit this question.

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Since its starting with choke on try to adjust the idling screw and see what happens ..does it die or stays running.
Best would be to clean the carburator/s, after sitting for tht long gum must have formed in the float chamber and the jets.

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