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Starting problems

Has anyone had problems with this bike starting when its cool or wet. I have severe problem that needs resoved any one with any ideas. The automatic choke was replased with no help.

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The bike is prone to fooding of the engine and is made worse by the cold. i´ve had this problem too so don´t use the trottle when starting and it should start fine. ,,,

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From http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080806081249AALKibM
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