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Hey, y'all a few months ago I purchased a 1994 Kawasaki ex500. It ran perfectly until recently. The bike would not crank, I replaced the starter motor which fixed the problem. But I got back from my test ride after replacing the motor and as the bike was idling it started bogging down and died while idling. When I attempted to give the bike gas the same thing would happen. I'd give it gas and then say the rpm needle was at 3000 rpms it would drop to 2000 then back up to 3000 then down to 1000 then back, and then die. That would happen rapidly, the same thing while just idling. I assumed it was a carb problem, so I have now cleaned out the carb with an ultrasonic cleaner and rebuilt it with an all balls carb rebuild kit. After putting the carb back in the bike it will not start. One important thing to note is I have never worked with carbs before so the carb is almost certainly not tuned right. I have replaced the battery and spark plugs but no luck. I've checked the fuses, plugs, and wires but they all seem to be fine. Is it possible this is still a carb issue? Thanks!