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Bike sputtering and stalling out when revving

I just put in a tankful of gas after riding around with no problems. Immediately after putting in the gas the bike started sputtering, and backfiring and trying to stall out. I'm assuming it's bad gas since it was running fine just minutes before, but I don't know how to drain the bad gas. I also noticed that there was a loose hose on the right side of the bike, just under the tank. There was a little nub under the tank so I put the hose on it thinking that may be the problem, but with the hose on or off that nub I still have the same problem.

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If it is bad gas then you need not only drain the tank but the carbs as well.

If the tank has the valve with three positions on it such as on, off and pri.
then you need to put it in the pri position after you remove the main outlet fuel line from the tank and make sure you have a suitable container to catch it in.

On the bottom of the carbs you'll find a screw which i think requires a phillips screw driver. You'll need to back those screws out until you have a fuel flow coming from the bottom of the carbs. After that close down the screws and replace the fuel lines. Leave it in the pri position until after you have put new gas in the tank. Once, this is done then turn the lever to the on position and it should start. If it doesn't then it could be dirt in the carb or no fuel flow to the carbs re blockage in the tank filter. I do believe also, that this pitcock may have a diaphragm in
it. If it doesn't then you shouldn't have a pri on the petcock lever on the tank.

Try this before, looking anywhere else.
Good luck,

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