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Since the bike sat for more than a year, with fuel in it, you can bet your bottom dollar that you are having a fuel related issue. The fact that you can feel the power return when you pull out the enrichment circuit knob, confirms that suspicion.
When you said you "cleaned" the carb, did you physically remove it from the bike, disassemble it and sonically clean the jets and float, or did you just throw in some mechanic in a bottle and call it good. If you want your bike to run right, you need to go over EVERY INCH of every part of the fuel system. Pull the tank, inspect it for sludge and rust. Then pull the petcork and make sure that the fuel will flow freely via vacuum actuation, remove and replace all of the rubber hoses. Remove the carb, disassemble completely replacing the float, needle valve, spring, seat, pilot jet, main jet and diaphragm. Then once it is all back together, adjust your engine idle to ~1100 rpm. If it sounds like a Harley at idle, it is too low.
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
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-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017