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The engine turns over, but won't start. Battery is fine. I tested spark plugs and they are sparking. It seems like the carburator is not getting gas. I took apart the fuel valve to make sure it wasn't clogged. I checked the vacuum diaphram and it is ok. When I attempt to start the bike with the fuel line from the valve detached, no gas flows from the valve. I'm stumped.

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You havve found the fault right but the remedy is to work on the carburator to get the fuels lines to flow with ease.
So remove carburator, wash with petrol well. from the float chamber to the valve the flow must not be restricted. so use a good air pressure to blow out all the jets and inter chamber connections till your are satisfied.
The air screw settings , the idle settings sections must also be cleaned and set.
Now with the suction the fuel must be drawn into the throttle.
SInce there is good intensity spark on the plug the fuel restriction can be the main fault.
Set back with the same settings for the carburator and fine tune.If possible remove plug ,heat with a flame and clean.set correct gap and check for good spark. Flush out all excess fuel in cylinder and set hot plug in to crank.

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