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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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What I did today:

Pulled the spark plugs. Sprayed WD40 into the cylinders. Put the bike into 5th gear and ran with it up the street until I have puffed out most of the fluid. Replaced sparks plugs and now I'm looking at my carbs. The floats seem fine. I checked the levels and they are in spec. They don't get hung up or anything.

I did notice a fair bit of black gunk on the cylinder head when peering down at it through the spark plug hole with a flashlight. I hope this isn't a bad sign.
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