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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Texas, Karnack
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I have an '02 and here is what I do for my bike in cooler weather.
Cold Start: Fuel Enricher (choke) - first notch, crank throttle twice, hit the starter. Let it idle while I glove up, helmet, etc. (approx 2 minutes).
I then ride with the choke out until it actually starts to bog on starts (usually 5 to 10 minutes depending on temp). Then I push the choke in and everything is fine.
Warm Start, in cooler weather - Choke out first notch, crank throttle twice, start, ride until it starts bogging a little on starts and push choke in.
I have noticed that in cooler weather I just leave the choke out and when at a cruising speed it will start to surge/stutter, at that point I will push the choke in and everything is fine.
Some of this will vary from bike to bike I am sure, that's just the way stuff is!
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