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I just bought a yamaha XJ750 Maxim 1983. The previous owner drove it to my house (about a 20 min drive) then the next day I took it out for about a 20 min drive myself. Now I can't get the bike to start. It turns over but wont actually stay on. I've gotten it on a few times but then dies right out. I've topped up the battery recharged it checked the plugs (good) and the plug wires (alright). Also after trying to get it started the bike usually has a backfire soon after. Any ideas? All I can think of is the carb but I don't know how to clean out a carb nor do I have any way to get it to a shop where they could.

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You are probably right ,the carbs need a good clean and also while your doing that try a new air filter unit .If you have never done a carb strip down ,then now is your chance .It would help if you had a manual ,if not ask a friend who understands the bikes workings .its very easdy as long as you know what to do .

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