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Bike will run ,but will not idle old gas was in but was drained new gas was added with a some sea foam treatment and was run for about 30 miles but it still will not idle down

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Sounds like you have a clogged jet. remove carbs and jets and clean. and DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT use sea foam. It really doesnt clean anything.

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