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When bike is hot it battles to pull off it sounds like it is flooding is it a carburettor problem.

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IF it is flooding, yes it is a carb issue. They probably need to be cleaned and synched.

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Dear Blade Runners

A friend of mine had an interesting problem. The bike would be ridden - no problem, parked and then when trying to start the bike after a few minutes or sometimes an hour or two, it would just planely refuse to start. You check for spark: it's there; you check for fuel and/or a fuel vacuum blockage and all is fine. Out of desperation you try starting the bike again after a day or so whilst driving around in your cage; it starts first time.
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