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I rode a 99 V-Star 650 for years so I know and loved that bike well. The choke certainly pulls out more than a quarter inch, in fact, you should see about 3 notches in the stem of the choke just below the black knob when it is pulled out all the way.
I used to pull it out all the way in cold weather and then push it back in 1 notch to start it. Could also push back in 2 notches to start but not as reliable in cool weather.
Glad you got it running but you better check out that choke. I'm thinking that in cold weather you may not be able to start it if you can't choke it. You're lucky the weather is warm now and you don't need to choke it if it's only pulling out a 1/4 inch.
2005 C50 - Silver and Black Beauty
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