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Actuaaly lemans 11 but problemis: bike starts first turn runs sweet and will tick over fine. Will tick over 5 or 6 times on either cylinder. Ride the bike for a few kilometers and it starts to feel a bit sluggish then stops and will not start. One hour or so later will start fine. Lots of free play on choke plugs look nice colour and no fuel problems. Have checked spark plug gap, points fine and ensured valve cl;earance ok. What else can i try?

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Has the bike been standing along time? if so its probably the pilot fuel tunnel in the carb blocked. replace the pilot jets and main jets and soak the the carbs in a good carb cleaner.

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