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Brand new rider with project bike

06-14-2018, 12:58 AM
Hello everyone, I am brand new to motorcycles. I have wanted a motorcycle for awhile and purchased an 1981 Kawasaki KZ250(CSR). The previous owner took off the exhaust just before the foot brake and it did not have an air box. I was only able to get it started once and now it will not. I purchased a airpod filter for it in hopes that it would help, but no luck. I turn the petcock downward and when I try to start the bike, gas leaks out from the bottom nozzle on the bowl pretty good and I also do not know what to do with the air hose coming out of the engine. I do not have any friends who have a motorcycle or nor do I have a shop around. Can anyone offer help. I am sure this has been an issues for someone in the past on here and I tried to search, but didn't really have any luck.