Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southeast Arkansas
Cold Honda engines need the "choke" to start.
If the choke doesn't help, then the carb is dirty and needs cleaning.
Sometime using a fuel system cleaner will help. I use B12, Seafoam, or Techron most of the time in my Nighthawk. They do make a difference. It will take some time for the cleaner to have any effect (several tanks of gas burned). Use the recommended amount of cleaner. Make it a year-round use and don't wait until winter strikes.
And a fully charged battery is good to have.
1983 Nighthawk 650
1985 Sabre 700 - - Sold
1983 Shadow 500 - - Sold
2006 Ninja 500- - - - Sold