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My bike stalls umless the choke is engaged almost half way. Is this just a tune up or is the fuel system (filter) bad?

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The carburator/s need cleaning, it seems, either the fuel level in the float chamber is low or the jets are clogged with dirt.
visit this site ---> http://cycles.evanfell.com/2008/09/how-to-clean-a-motorcycle-carburetor-the-right-way/
It gives you the general idea how to go about the process though the carburators in there may not be of your type.
Good Luck, hope this helps!.

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