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When I give it the throttle it backfires, , smell gas and chokes out when riding. Is there a solution?

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Not of lot of information except for what it's doing. Although you didn't say what type of carburetor we're dealing with, I'd guess it's one that needs some serious work. I'd guess that it has either been sitting up for a while or is just plain worn out. The backfirering, and the choke having to be out suggest stopped up jets and the only way it's getting fuel is through the enricher circuit. I'd take the carb off and take it to a qualified mechanic. It needs to be completely disassembled and gone through.

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