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Bike idles on choke , engine dies on acceleration drz 400 e 2003

Bike idles on choke , engine dies on acceleration . bike has been sitting for 3 yrs. easiest way to clean carb without removal ?

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Try using that redex stuff get back to me

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Idles with 1/2 choke. If open choke, or throttle - engine dies without any RPM spike. Carb was cleaned, jet is clean. When idles, there is gas in the primer bulb.


Hi, Andrew and the usual suspects are:

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My suzuki 125 wont start I recharge the batterry and replaced the sparkplug and start during it's on choke but if I return to normal it dies. pls help me


It's a carburated bike. You need to have your carburator cleaned. It's not a difficult job, howver if you are not comfortable with what your doing a shop will charge a half hour or 1 hour o clean it for you on average.

Your carborator mixes your fuel and air. when the bike is at idle it is only getting fuel from the "idle" needle. The smallest needle in the carb. These needles are hollow. As fuel sits in the carburator for a long period of time (over 2 weeks) then the fuel can gum up and clog the neeedle. If it runs when the choke is on but dies when you take it off the choke this is what is happening:

On some bikes a "choke" doesn't actually choke it of fuel, sometimes it actually enrichens it. Your bike is probably set up to open another passage way besides the "idle" needle allowing fuel to go into the engine from another passage. you shut the "choke" off and now it only has the idle needle to get fuel from. If that's clogged the bike dies.

A can of carb clean and a screw driver is usually all you need to clean a carb. But if done wrong you will pay more to have a pro fix it.

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The engine has to be on choke a little or it will idle to low and die


if you're sitting on the bike, on the left side of the bike there is an idle screw. turn it clockwise to raise idle, counterclockwise to lower idle.

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Can you slowly increase the revs? It sounds like an accelerator pump or debris in the carb.

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Wont run /idle


i'd start with removing the carbs and giving them a thorough cleaning as when bikes sit for so long, the carbs begin to get gummy/varnished from the old gas.

check for blocked holes in the pilot jet & main jet and look for "hard & dried up" gas in passages. be careful of the float bowl gasket as to not tear it or you will need a replacement.

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