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Hello,I have just got on 01 drz400e,the problem is that it will not run once the choke has been turned off. The bike is mint and only shows 256 miles and from the condition I believe to be true. The bike had a service back in july which included a carb clean oil and plug. As soon as you push the choke in it just splutters to a stop,the main is a165 which I have checked for dirt and the bike has a full FMF system.any other jets to check???.Thanks

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There is another jet that is cloged it is about 20 bucks and easy to replace I replaces all in mine for 40 bucks and runs fine bikebandit look it up and you will see them on the diagram

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Dont know the bike but sounds like petrol starvation once choke put in

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