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Bike won't stay cranked without choke all the way

2005 S50 been in storage but cranked to keep battery charged. Wanted to ride it but it will not stay cranked unless the choke is all the way out.

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Try running some gas treament thru it. if that does not work, you are going to have to rebuild the carb

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