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W/ full tank 1200 gs runs 2or3 seconds then dies _ wont restart

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You might have a bad fuel in your tank or fuel that may have water .
it does happen and all you need to do is to flush your tank and refuell with high octane fuell to clean the entire system .
your carbies will need to be cleaned too .

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