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Hello all, I've recently bought my first bike, a 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. It started fine the first couple of days after I bought it but subsequently took a dump on me while testing it out in my neighborhood. I know it's either a fuel/carburetor issue or an electrical. I've gone over everything I could think of electrical wise and it still won't turn over. I'm starting to suspect a dirty carburetor or some kind of vacuum leak from carb to intake. The carb is not original to the bike, I know this solely because the carb will not sit correctly in between the heads to match up to the boot. The carb sits about an inch and a half higher than it should. My question is if the carb is gunked up from bad gas and deposits should I clean it and try to find a fitting and pipe to seal it properly or invest in the properly sized carburetor to have the proper fit and if so what size carburetor am I looking for?