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First thing in the morning when you startup your 1st gens, how long do you guys run your choke on full? What are your startup routines?
 

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Depending on how cold it is outside, I'll typically run it on full or partial choke for about 30 seconds to a minute.
 

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Only if was very cold the night before and if it was outside.... 1/2 open and leave it on for about 10-20 seconds.
If the bike was parked inside...I don't even bother with the choke.
 

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Hmm, because usually I need to run full choke for about 30 seconds, then cut it down to half choke (2000 rpm) for about a minute and ride it for a few blocks before it fully warms up.
 

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You should keep the choke on full only until it starts. Once it is running, adjust the choke down to keep the RPMs in the range of 2000-2500 for about 30 seconds. Then turn it off completely. In extremely cold weather, you might need to go longer, but it shouldn't be much more than a minute until the bike can run without choke.
 

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It will run but the rpms are at about 1000 or just below.
I only ask now because yesterday I changed the oil from the cheap stuff to Amsoil 10w-40 Synthetic and this morning I found it took a little bit longer to start up.
 

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I use the least amount of choke possible, depending on temp and humidity, keeping it revving at around 3k~3.5k for 10~20 seconds(also depending how cold it is). I ride easy until it warms up fully.
 

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I thought you couldn't run synthetic oil in these bikes due to the wet clutch.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Nevermind
 

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A mechanic once told me that you should modulate the choke so that the bike keeps around 1500. If you leave it on for too long it runs rich and fouls your plugs. I don't believ it would foul your plugs, but if you're starting in the cold, your oil is gonna be really thick, so I just assume running at a lower RPM would probably keep your engine from wearing as much. But IDK for sure, just my two cents
 

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i choke it, fire it up, ride it outta the garage which is under the house and park it on the street, then go put my gear on. the choke stays on until i get back out to it so maybe a couple minutes or more. but its been in the lower 30s when i leave for work at 4:30am.
 

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Depending on how cold it is outside, I'll typically run it on full or partial choke for about 30 seconds to a minute.
Yeah what stupid said works. :nana:
 

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A mechanic once told me that you should modulate the choke so that the bike keeps around 1500. If you leave it on for too long it runs rich and fouls your plugs. I don't believ it would foul your plugs, but if you're starting in the cold, your oil is gonna be really thick, so I just assume running at a lower RPM would probably keep your engine from wearing as much. But IDK for sure, just my two cents

that's what i heard too.... i use the minimum choke..around 2000rpm and after a minute or two i drive it in 1st and 2nd not over 3000rpm
 
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