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Hi there I have a vt 750c5 shadow the problem I have is at cold start with full choke engine winds over but will not start i have tried choke in every position most times to get it going i switch off fuel crank over then it starts which sugests too much fuel but you would think if this was the case giving half choke would do the job? I have changed oil/ spark plugs/battery all to proper specs any ideas?

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You may have a weak ignition. If you block the intake by removing the air filter and manually choke it then you will know its not a choke problem. Also if you spray a little quick start or brake cleaner with the choke applied and you still have the same problem then your most likely looking at a weak coil.

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