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i just put a new piston in my xt 350. starting it up with the choke on the bike runs. sounds fine 2000-3000rpm with the choke on, or the choke at 1/2 on. when i put the choke all the way off it sputters and dies. even if i hold the throttle at 3000 rpm there will be the sputter it might not die right away though. but if i let it go to idle no choke below 2000rpm. dies pretty much instantly. when it sputters there is air coming back through the carbs, as in through the air filter. 

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Nevermind. i just figured it out. pilot screw. i was reading that it should be 2 turns out. i have mine at 8 turns out now, it has never idle so nicely before. But it looks like i need a new pilot needle, a bigger one? i feel that 8 turns out is on the verge of falling out.

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It is . You likely have a circuit that's still clogged and the wide open pilot screw is making up for it .

 

Use flammable brake fluid to clean all the passages , followed by a good amount of compressed air .

 

As always : READ THE LABEL OF THE CHEMICALS YOU USE . Protect your eyes .

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