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My suzuki gsx600f 1991 is using more fuel than usual and i can smell fuel coming from the exhaust the choke isnt on and the carbs have been cleaned and set any ideas thanks

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Check needle and seats in carbys they will not be sealing off, you will need to replace them

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If the motorcycle has been dormant for a while the I would fully suspect the fuel system is clogged with sediment. Gas over a period of time even as little as three months under the right condition can produce this foul smelling gas ans basically shut the gas off from getting to the carbs or injectors or if yhou hav gas to the card then the jets are plugged.

No amount of trying it going to make it run and if it does start then it will not run properly.

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