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Hello i have a 1977 EL tigre 5000 and i need help setting the mikuni kogyo carbs when it ran it would bog i think its carbs i need help plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......

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I just got the same snowmobile given to me a few months ago and am going through some problems as well. The general rule my friend tild me for adjusting the carbs is to turn the screws for the fuel all the way in, then back them out 1 1/2 turns. from there any carb will work and just needs fine tunning. Right now i just rebuilt my fuel pump but am not getting spark. Hope to have that fixed tommorow. if so ill let you know of any thing i come across with carb issues, hopfully it just runs finnally good luck

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