if more info is needed, here it is:
I've been told this bike is pretty heavily modified, the guys at two stroke described it as 'the fastest bike in the tri-state area' before i brought it to baltimore. that's the extent of my knowledge about the modifications.
ran fine in new york. transported to baltimore in the back of a sedan. put gas and oil back in it and ignorantly tried to start it without pulling the lever. i noticed the carb was leaking gas/oil out of the vents in picture one. when i tried to start it properly, it would make a sort of muffled sound and not start. i spilled the excess from the vent and left the bike to dry out a bit. after a few hours of that, it would start and move well but then sputter out and stop after about 20 seconds. this is still the case on the next day. my first instinct is that i need to clean out the carb after doing whatever i did to make it overflow and leak, but if anyone has any input on other potential fixes please let me know. i need the bike running by the 9th of august as i bought it to commute to work from the apartment i'm moving to.
**sorry if double posting like this is disallowed, i tried to edit the OP but was unable to