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I have a 1984 Kawasaki 550 Ltd motorcycle that ran and then sat for about a year before I got it. I cleaned the carbs and gas tank. I checked for spark that looked good. I choked it and used my hand to help with it it wants to sorta pop a little bit. What else could it bee. I'm new with motorcycles

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Often times when cleaning the carbs, you will need to remove the jets and make certain that they are free from all obstructions. Even the smallest particle can cause problems. Also, you may want to have the carbeurators synchronized.

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