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check oil level you should have it up to the first thread of filler hole without it over spilling if so drain to proper level if oil is contaminated with fuel and over filled your carburetor float may be stuck open,if so have the carburetor cleaned or serviced or you can try and clean it yourself.give me an update of your status,honda tech for 30 years
Do you notice anything unusual with the dash lights when you turn the key on. All the warning lights should illuminate. If they do not but then come on as you start to rotate the key into the start position than you probably have a bad ignition switch.
If you turn the key to the start position and hold it there (only do this for a few seconds) will the car stay running until you let go of the key? Another clue that the ignition switch may be bad.
if you turn the key to the start position and the vehicle starts slowly let the key rotate back to the run position until the starter disengages. If the vehicle continues to run let go of the key. If the vehicle stalls than the ignition switch is definitely bad.
These carbs are hard to clean up. They are fairly cheap to replace outright so I would suggest that as a fallback option.
I would check the float level and make sure the inlet needle for the float is clean and moving freely. It sounds like you are getting fuel at a slower rate than the engine needs to continuously run. You can also have restrictions upstream in the fuel valve, fuel filter or fuel pump. That should be easy to test. You just take the fuel line off the carb and crank the motor and collect the fuel. More than an ounce or two in 10-20 seconds of cranking would be good.
Possible that the engine is not getting sufficient fuel for running and so the choke action is needed. You need to check if the oil switch is cutting off the power, - if so replace oil.
Secondly the fuel settings might need a check up. You might need to clean/reset the plugs/spark gaps and also overhaul the carburator to solve this issue.
Sounds like the float my be partially stuck closed. It allows enough fuel to run a few seconds then the engine uses it faster than the float lets the fuel back in. I would remove the float bowl and flip the float up and down a few times to make sure it is free and try it again.
Does the engine die as soon as you release the key, or does it run for a couple of seconds after you release the key and then die? If it dies as soon as you release the key, try holding the key for a few seconds and see if it will stay running as long as you are holding the key (the starter will make a grinding sound while holding the key but won't hurt anything). If it stays running while you hold the key then dies when you release it, that indicates that the ignition switch is bad.