Ok, well my pos bike has been down for a week now. And I've owned it 2 weeks so that 's a good ratio. I can get it to run with the choke full on but it's pouring gas out of the exhaust right where it bolts to the head. So I guess I have an exhaust leak too, but obviously I need to fix the gas leak. I'm guessing it's very flooded. It also smokes like crazy from the front cylinder. A friend said I could tap on the carb bowl and maybe free up a stuck float, but that didn't work. Do I need to pull the plugs and get the gas out? Also, why would it flood so bad? Thanks guys. Or (gulp) do I have to pull the carbs off? This was supposed to be a bike to learn to ride well on, not become a damn bike mechanic!