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Are these bikes hard to get started? Are they cold natured I guess is what I am asking. I got it started but it won't rev up and shut off.
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Sounds like maybe the petcock was off, it stopped getting fuel, or needed more choke?

They usually need the choke on for a while when it's cooler. I go full choke, slide the lever as the rpm comes up and keep the rpm about 1500-2000 until it starts warming up. If I just turn the choke off, it will die shortly and won't start without choking again.

It can take a few cranks to get the fuel going if it sits a few days.

Sometimes after warmed up then parked 20 minutes, I use full choke to fire it quicker, and as soon as it fires the turn choke off .

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I don't have the petcock on the bike yet. I actually only have the gas lines on it and are filling the hoses up with gas. But when I look at the hoses they still have gas in the tubes.
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I don't have the petcock on the bike yet. I actually only have the gas lines on it and are filling the hoses up with gas. But when I look at the hoses they still have gas in the tubes.
how do you not have the petcock on the bike? without the petcock theres just a giant hole at the bottom of the tank

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I have whole tank off the bike and I have long gas lines on the carbs. I use a small tank with a small nozzle that I fill the gas lines with. Then refill as I need. I am going to rig a bottle with a t in the lines to give constant gas to the carbs but I haven't done that yet.

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If you got it started but it "won't rev up" you have a problem with your carbs.

Not sure what you mean "and shut off"....the bike won't shut off?

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Knifemaker I mean once I rev it up the bike stops running.
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