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My VT700 (just purchased) has a hard time starting. When it does start, it seems to only be running on one cylinder, dies when given throttle, and occasionally the other cylinder fires up. Carb problem?

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Do you have good spark on all 4 plugs? Is battery strong? Is fuel fresh? are chokes working correctly? Are filters clean? Is charging system working?
 

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Could be a sticking float. Try tapping the sides of the carb float bowls with the plastic handle of a screw driver and see if both cylinders kick in after a couple seconds.
 

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Its a 1984.

I decided just to tear it down and build it back again, as that was the plan anyway. Frame needs painting, electrical needs...work...I'm going to bob it.
 
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