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The bike runs but wont idle and the engine surges when i hold the throttle in one position and it sputters and backfires occasionaly, i did a side job in trade for the bike and it had been sitting outside for almost 3 years. at first it wouldnt run at all and i had to take the carbs off and clean them to get it to start and now it is still running poorly.

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Did you check the diaphrams in the carbs while you had them off?

How about the boots that connect the carbs to the intake? Did you check to see if they were cracked?

Try spraying some starting fluid or wd-40 around the bottom of the carbs and see if the engine raises, sounds like you have a leak somewhere.

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