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The idle air control is on the left side of the engine behind a little decorative cover. It's just a plunger that a servo can move in and out to open/close a valve, respectively. Sometimes they get stuck. There's two bolts that hold the servo in, when I removed it on mine the bolts were VERY tight and Suzuki makes all their fasteners out of cheese, so very easy to strip. Ensure the plunger moves freely and spray some carb cleaner in there to remove any gunk. With the servo out, turn the key on with kill switch on, then turn it off. The plunger should suck out (open) for cold starting. When you turn the key off it should release (closed).
It's just an air valve that allows more air to bypass the throttle blades, effectively giving the bike more throttle. Older EFI bikes with a "choke" lever did this, it just was a little cam that propped the throttle open slightly more than usual.
I'm referencing a 2005 model, but to my knowledge these things did not change too much over the years.