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Need to now the timting marks . bike has not run for years form ,09, ,, went thorw the cards all the way ,twice, but the left side at a low idol pops back and yes i have tride other carbs from other same bike what have or can i be missing

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Check your valve clearances if its a 4 stroke,

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