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Hi everyone.

I recently bought a 1981 Kawasaki KE 100. When I bought the bike it wouldn't run at all, but after an extensive carburetor clean the bike would fire up but then rev up and would just about red line. A friend of mine suggested that I seal the carburetor on with gasket sealer in case there was a air leak. After I did that, the bike would only fire up if i almost completely covered up the carburetor intake, and it would rev up again if I then took my hand off of the carb. I am very new to bikes and bike repair so any advice would be helpful. I can also post a photo of the carb if needed.

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Ya, after I start the bike while partially covering the carb intake and then take my hand off of the intake, the bike will rev up on its own. However if I leave my hand partially covered on the intake the bike seems to idle like it should.
 
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