84 XR250 flooding ?

Sep 19, 2002
My buddy has an 84 XR250R that I had borrowed. It was in need
of some TLC but did start second kick everytime. Once started it ran OK but did hesitaite, etc. So to do him a favor ? I cleaned the VERY dirty K&N Air Filter and replaced the old worn plug amungst other things. The bike runs way better but now, but it is hard to start ? It seems to flood everytime it turns off and to get it going you need to shut the gas off and kick it with the throtle open several times to fire. It has the dual carb config.

Any ideas on why this is happening ?

Thanks !

2 Stroke Guy