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I may be off, or there may be another reason entirely, but I was thinking maybe someone jacked the needle in tight enough to do some internal damage. If you remove the needle completely how does it look? Pointy or blunted? Is it deformed where needle seats into the carb body? Is the throttle plate opened enough at idle so that other small fuel passages are uncovered allowing it to bypass the low speed jet? Those are just some thoughts I had on it.
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Good thoughts Doodah, will check it out.

Mick, that's a hell of a good idea on the 1" piece of 3/8" hose to view timing mark, will give that a shot too.

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High float level
Throttle blade out of position or open enough to draw fuel from transfer port
Choke or enrichener not off
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You can also easily polish scratches out of the plastic see-thru plug.
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... Maybe needs to be screwed all the way out and cleaned, including seat...
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... maybe someone jacked the needle in tight enough to do some internal damage...

Yes, I should have thought of that myself. I have run into the need for this. If it is a Keihin butterfly carb it has in the pilot screw hole, in this sequence...
pilot screw - spring - washer - o-ring

It is common for the tiny washer and o-ring to not come out. You cannot see them in there. There is one time tested technique to remove them. Use an old fashioned pipe cleaner. Twist it into the pilot screw hole and like magic, the washer and o-ring attach to it and come out.

Keep track of each of these parts carefully. You want to be able to re-use them if possible. Put them in a clear jar with a lid.
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Will post if I figure it out for sure.

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