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i have a question again for the experts, i had finaly got the 1971 scrambler running. new battery, cleaned the points and plugs, did not replace the plugs. it's been running good, not great, can't seem to get the idle up enough that it wont stall when i release the throttle. i have been teach the girl friend how to ride it but when she stalls it, its been hard to get it running again, she has touble using the kick start. i figured she would flood it by kicking it very slow. a roll down the driveway and popping the clutch gets it running, now i can't get it stared at all by kicking it. the points have power on both sides. i am going to change the plugs tomorrow. any ideas what else i need to check. is there a coil somewhere, the points look good.
 

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Describe what you mean by the points have power on both sides. That bike has 2 sets of points, right?
 

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You didn't mention cleaning the carburetors. Sounds like an idle circuit is plugged. Carbs are easy to get off those old twins and very simple to fix. My brother and I rebuilt the carb on his 305 Dream along side the road, way back when those were "big" bikes.
 

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Yep, I'd say idle jets
 

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What first came to my mind was... carb problems.. you did not mentioned servicing them. well at least some seafoam but if those haven't been touched in a while, probably seafoam wont help at all.
 

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ok, sounds like thats my next project, - i just got 2 spark plugs , it seems like is not getting any spark. i pulled the plugs after kick it once or a hundred times and i can't even get it to pop. am i missing something there
 

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i am buying the idle jets, i agree. but shouldn't at least be abale to get it to fire up
 
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