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I have a 1990 suzuki katana that i just recently bought which was not running. but it would start on started fluid. So i took apart the carbs and cleaned them and made sure all jets were clear. i put it back togther and made sure the bowls were getting fuel (they were) and then i started it. It started right up and ran about 30 seconds. then died it did this a few more times but would not stay running. does my bike a fuel pump? and does the fuel lines need to be bled before trying to start it?

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If it has a vacumn fuel tap the diaphram may have gone hard, and will need a kit.

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