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WHEN YOU GIVE A CARB CHOKE, IT RESTRICTS AIR FLOW AND GIVING THE ENGINE MORE GAS INSTEAD OF A REQUIRED MIXTURE... USUALLY THIS IS FOR STARTING IN COLD TEMPS. UNTIL THE ENGINE WARMS UP AND YOU RETURN THE CHOKE BACK TO NORMAL. THAT IS ALL THE CHOKE DOES.... IT DOES NOT MAKE THE ENGINE RUN BETTER BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL.
Many times with a gas mix, after sitting for a while, the mix separates and gums up the carb. Taking the carb off and soaking it overnight in a parts or carb cleaner and running carb cleaner through the tank and gas lines will cure this.
Old models. make sure it's in Neutral. If it's a kick start, find the kick starter. Turn on the gas petcock, turn on the key, close the choke, make sure the manual advance is retarded if you don't have an auto advance and kick until it starts. Don't forget to take the choke off if it doesn't start the first or second kick so you don't flood it. Take the chok off if it starts but give it a chance to warm up if the engine is not warm.
Make sure it's in Neutral. Turn on the gas petcock. Close the choke. Turn on the key. Find the starter button located on the handle bars for stock models and where ever for customs. Push the "Start" button to turn the engine over and start.. If it doesn't start right away open the choke so you don't flood it. If it does start, open the choke and let it warm up for a couple of seconds intil it's running smothly. Put into first and ride off into the sunset.
Special instructions for sensitive bikes.
If it doesn't start at all get a shotgun, wedding ring or anything that will coerce her to start. Kick until you've kicked your guts out, tried pop starting her by pushing until you drop or praying to god to chase the gremlins away.. Sing songs, do anything that works, then put her in gear and ride off into the sunset when she finally gives in. Note: Some force may be necessary to convince her she wants to run. Kiss her when she does and don't let her hear you curse her when she doesn't. - Ruff
sat up too long pull the carb bowl remove the jets clean and reinstall them pull your petcock off clean the screen put in good gas,and you should be set when you turn the gas on if the bowl vent leaks gas tap the carb bowl the float needle will find its seat and run
was there trash in the old filter? If so let it be your guide on what to expect.Clean the carbs out, get the trash out of the needle and jet and the needle seat. Also make sure the tank is clean too.You do not have to remove the carb to clean it,just the airfilter housing and fuel bowl.Then you can remove the float the float-needle and jet. Remember no fuel will run out of the tank unless fuel cut off has a vacuum on the small vacuum line going to it.
the first thing is to make sure the gas has not gone bad, it has a carb... so if you smell gas strong try pulling the choke all the way and and giving it full throttle turn and turing it over to clear it out. try that first and see what it does. it may run down the battery so be carefull