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Old quadrunner starting issues

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After a number of years without a quad, i picked up two quads to restore. I have been able to get the 1985 lf185 running. I am new to this site so, i thought i would look for some help. The lf185 will start and runs like a top once you get it started. I can run it for a long period of time, it sputters from time to time and once shut off, will not start. I can go back in a couple of hours and then it will start with one pull. After it starts, it will rev like a banshee until it adjust both the idle and air adjustments on the carb. Yesterday after i started it, i picked up the back end to move it while it was running and it stalled out immediately and again no start. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Your northern quad enthusiast.

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i would clean the carb well and install a rebuild kit first, then i would think it was a coil breaking down if it won't start back up after it has run ... i'll try and track down a service manual too ...

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I just went out to the garage and after sitting overnight in below zero temperature, set he choke and first pulls it starts. Ran for 5-10 minutes, shut it off and again no start after a dozen pulls. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the reply. Just prior to your reply i went out to the garage, and after sitting in below zero temperatures over night, i set the choke and first pull it started. I ran it for about ten minutes, shut it off and again no start after about 12 pulls.

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