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I can't tell if the firing is breaking down or the carbs are bad. It runs but acts like it drops down to two cylinders and won't run good at all. I would like to know how to clean the carbs the easy way without taking them off the motor.

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Bad coil, strip a wire at each end attach one end to ground. raise the gas tank and remove the rubber pad over the coils. use the bare end of the wire and run around the coils with the engine running a spark will jump from the bad coil. or rub your hand over the coils till you get shocked "not recommended'. GENE

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