Add glen's above, and the it will be better in the cold and will start and warm up much faster.Not using the choke, learned my lesson. First morning I had the bike, started it up, seemed to be cold blooded so I pulled the choke out part way and rode 3 miles to work. Seemed like the right thing to do, I have 6 dirt bikes and use the choke all the time. Anyway bike started running like crap, fouled the plugs so I changed them out. Lesson learned.
There has been so many over the years that have had a lot of trouble with using the choke especially when it is cold bike/weather. Some are set so lean from the factory that if the temp gets down they wont start. Mine was terrible when the temp only got down to 50* and now I only touch the starter button to start it.Doesnt hurt to use the enrichner, if you use it right.
I have used mine when its cold out and have been useing it since May 20 of 2002 when I got the 1300.
I dont know what everyone elses problem is. Maybe they just dont understand, or, just dont get it. :cheers:
correct, due to the fact that it drops the fuel downstream from the butterfly and slide after pulling the cable out, therefore enrichening the mixtureThey think its a butterfly choke, but its a enrichner. Totaly different.
No butterfly, its a plunger.correct, due to the fact that it drops the fuel downstream from the butterfly and slide after pulling the cable out, therefore enrichening the mixture
maybe i'm wrong on the 38 that honda runs, but the 40mm keihin carb still has a butterfly that fuels from the enricher comes out down from after the slide on the engine side. but i do agree with you on telling/not tellingNo butterfly, its a plunger.
I feel, that its better to explain how to use it, because of the fact, not all bikes are the same and some have to use it because of the jetting. Also, I feel its wrong to tell them to stop useing it because its wrong to use it. Better to explain how to use it. Just my .02 cents.
i have never fouled plugs using the choke. i had to use it every time the engine was cold even when it was 95 degrees out. several times i have had to ride it down the road with the choke on to get it to run right. again i have never fouled the plugs using the choke.This is correct, the more you pull it out, the more fuel you are dumping in, alot of guys, pull it all the way out and ride for 10 miles :nono:
Most of the time, it only takes about 1/8 to 1/4 to get the bike running when its cold, then you push it back in.
As I said, most of the guys, dont know how to use it.
They think its a butterfly choke, but its a enrichner. Totaly different.