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Please help 99 350 warrior idles but back fires and spits and dies I know no one can be 100% never have seen the bike just looking for pointers and a start point

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Check the valve clearances
new plugs
clean air filter
drain carb bowls with the small drain screws.

change the oil

try these standard tune up procedures first

It also may need the carbs cleaned

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