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Old 03-02-2008
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I had the same problem on my Honda. The jet orifices on these little motors are tiny and the tiniest bit of crud can clog them. I think it's likely to be the main jet which is generally accessed by removing the float bowl. You may find that the float bowl and/or the float valve are gunked up. You'll want to clean the entire carb, otherwise another piece of crud might find it's way right back in there. I've usually found disassembling the float bowl to be a dicey operation as the float valve can fall apart and its re-assembly might not be intuitive. Some companies sell a carb re-build kit which includes the jets and gaskets. Carb cleaner can be pretty hard on some of the gaskets and o-rings.
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