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I think my floats at stuck in my 97' valkyrie it has sat for three years in the garage. When I started it gas ran out all over the top of the engine. If you think I'm right.....how tuff is it to get the carbs off and clean? Or can I just run someting in the gas?

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Yeah that would be the problem , you can purchase carb kits for that that are easy to rebuild , also your gas is stale so replace that as well.

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