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My bike does not want to ref up proparly - seems like the carb specs is not in order - can any body tell me what the specs are??

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Did you put fuel stableizer in for winter time? This is a fuel additive that helps the fuel not turn into a varnish in the carbs. If the bike sits for any period of time, this can happen. (BAD GAS) is what i call it. I have see the new gas go bad in as little as 2 weeks!! Anyway check to see what the gas smells like and if your not sure what new gas smells like go fill up a 5 gal container and use as a reference aginst your fuel in the motorcycle. Also, does it idle smoothly? If not, the carbs could be out of sync. Keep me posted and let me know what you find.. Good luck Sincerely HDTV GURU JAY

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