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Its a twin carb for a gs500e the butterfly arm seems to be very stiff this has happend since they where taken off the bike

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This is gonna sound stupid, but...
did it get bent?
did it get soiled?
does it need lubricated where it turns?
was it reinstalled properly?
I would once again take it apart and carefully rebuild it.

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