Hello, I am a new member to this forum and thank you in advance for any info you can give this newb. I ran late 70's CB-550s for years up until I bought a 1997 VLX 600 to get me to school and back reliably. I have noticed that when cold my bike only runs well with the choke half pulled. I rode it about 10 miles today in maybe 60 degree temp, yesterday as well, and had the same problem, having to goose the hell out of it to not kill engine and get rollin, both times after decent warm up. Yesterday when I got home I let her idle a few minutes and the fan kicked on (which I was looking for to check that the sensors were functioning). I checked ignition coil wires with an ignition test light and it seems the front cyl. spark plug on the right side isn't producing spark, but the other three on the bike are. Do I have a problem with ignition firing info going into the coil, or is the coil shot? I thought when coils go out, it resulted in dead cylinders on both connected spark plugs. If that plug was bad, spark would still get to the plug wire, wouldn't it? The Shadow is a new animal to me, I'm not sure where the problem is. Any info would be greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance.