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Idle adjustment I cannot run the motor without the choke being on

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, the "choke" in a 2002 Ducati Sport 900 is not really a choke, it is an idle lever that increases the idling slightly above normal. A real choke would enrich the mixture by adding more gas and limiting the air and is performed by the ECU. This conditioned is triggered by the temperature sensors and kicks in only when cold. Corrective action would then be to adjust the idle RPM.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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