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MY motorcycle had been park for over 4 years. I cleaned the tank and the carburator added new fuel. Butit does not idle withouth the choke and if I try to give it gas it shuts off. Any ideas?

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Blocked jets! remove and clean,or put additive in the tank to ungum the carbs while you are riding

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