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Ok, when you start your bike cold, how long do you let it warm up before reving the throtle.

I've been letting the choke go for about 20 seconds then turning it off.
Then letting it idle for a bit.
If I hit the throttle too soon, I can hear it start to sputter a bit.

But if I give it about a 4-5 min. warm up it is fine.

Is that normal.

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Sounds like such a simple question, but it is not.
Too many factors, such as outside temp, even humidity.
Are you running regular, or premium?
I run premium, but don't even let that get going in this thread.
Read the sticky on fuelogy(?)
How old/new is your air filter?
I only pull full choke when below 50'F.
But that is most times.
I try for 1/2 - 3/4 when above 50'F.
But sometimes forget and pull full choke when 75'F.
Bottom line, there is no clear for all time answer.
Most any temp, the bike will idle after 1-3 mins with choke.
Will need a couple revs to settle down after pushing choke back in.
Did I help to confuse you any?
 

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I have an 84 VT700C with a manual choke that I bought in November, the previous owner had it for 20 years, here is what he told me...

(while you are sitting on the bike) pull the choke all the way back towards you, start the engine, let it idle on its own until the engine starts racing then push the choke away from you until the RPMs drop to 1,200, let it sit until this happens again keep adjusting the choke everytime it races until it idles on its own at what it should be (1,100 for this bike). At that point you can push the choke all the way forward, engine should no longer sputter when you give it gas.

When, what, where, this happens depends on how warm or cold it is, in colder weather it may take a few minutes until the engine speeds up, in really HOT weather you may not need to choke at all, normal weather you may just have to adjust it a few times and that is all it takes.

Hope this helps.


-Landon
 

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OK, so then basically what I'm experiencing seems to be normal.

It's my first bike and it's used, so I'm nervous about everything. Also, still try to get to know my bike.

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