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Cleaned the carbs, changed the plugs gapped at 34

Cleaned the carbs, changed the plugs gapped at 34 bike runs as long as choke pulled out a little would this be air fuel mixture . It also seems i have one cylinder running off #2 Carb that is loading up. also re ran all new fuel lines and used real clamps. New 93 octane in tank with a shot of liquid carb cleaner.

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I would be checking for air leaks, this will give you a lean mixture. In particular look for the seals for the balance tubes and each carb.

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