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The front cylinder on my 83 honda shadow 750 doesnt seem to be fireing it has new plugs its getting spark, is it possibale that only on cylinder is getting gas? i take the plugs off when the bike is running and it reaminas the same i cheacked the ignition and its good the coils are good what elses could couse this?

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The carbs need to be cleaned out, the front carb has a stopped up low speed jet. If you have already cleaned them then they need to be synchronized. Cleaning means removal and dis-assembly, you cannot get to the jets by spraying cleaner in the air intake.

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