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Ok, i recently purchased a DTR 125 R 2000 model with running problems The bike will start with the choke on, then die with the choke off, the fuel/air mixture screw was mashed up so i purchased another 2nd hand carburettor , cleaned the reeds, cleaned the carb , fitted a new spark plug, new air filter Fitted the 2nd hand carb and still the same problem. can only start the bike with the choke on, and when taken off it just loses power and cuts out if revs drop below 3k i dont know what else to try ?

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Sounds like a vacuum leak is leaning out the mixture....check the intake between carb and engine for leaks...another source may be tjhe crankcase seals are leaking.

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It is clearly that you have poor mixture.
Every engine needs more fuel in starting, thats the reason for the choke circuit.
But yours doesnt work as you said
Fix your choke circuit in your carbs and every thing will be OK
If you had problem with your fuel pump your bike never run ok cold or hot it dies in any throtlle response

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