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  1. Suzuki GZ250 choke lever

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have recently purchased a 2006 Suzuki GZ250 and the choke lever was not there the last owner broke it. I am having a hard time finding one that fits this bike. Any ideas.
  2. Bike won't start with choke closed?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello to everyone I'm a new rider and a new member here! It doesn't seem like a huge problem, but it's weird and it's bugging me so I wanted to hear from the experts. I have a 1973 Honda CB450. It starts and drives fine. The only problem is that it doesn't start with the choke closed. It only...
  3. Engine starts rough, dies. Fuel issue?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey everyone! I recently bought a very used 2001 Suzuki SV650s. It was cheap, so no surprise that I've been having some problems. The latest: it won't run. Well, kind of. So it will start in full choke, and respond some to the throttle. It runs a bit irregular, but it runs. If I give it...
  4. Rough/Slow Starting: HELP

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I've recently been working on my 1982 Honda CB650SC (Nighthawk) with intentions to sell it. All seems to be fine except its getting much harder to kick over and start than it used to be. I've been messing around with the carbs, fuel/air mixtures, and plugs, yet none has seemed to...
  5. Hi rev in idle when choke is open

    Motorcycle Repair
    So first post with a motorcycle problem. I have a 2004 GS500F and I am starting to have a problem with my bikes idle. So whenever I start my bike and it is choked it idles just fine. However, as soon as I start to move my choke it starts to rev really high and it will keep going unless I stop...
  6. Caruretor Main Jet Leaking

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a Kawasaki ZZR600 and i've been having some carburetor issues with it. It sat for about 3 years and I decided to restore it. After giving it a carb cleaning it starts and idles, but dies when I take of the choke. Also, it stutters for a bit when i give it throttle, and to top things off...
  7. Gas with choke on?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I understand its a no no to ride with the choke on, but is it bad to have the choke on and give it some gas while in neutral?
  8. Radian: Have to hold the starter down a long time when engine's cold

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm wondering if this makes any sense to anybody: I have an 89 Radian I bought last summer. Since last fall, when I press the starter, the engine starts firing pretty much instantly, but for the first few/several seconds, it'll stop again if I release the starter. After the first few/several...
  9. Trouble Starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2006 Yamaha XT225 that I got about a month or so ago. I have been riding it frequently until a week ago. The weather got pretty nasty here so I stopped riding and the bike sat about 5-6 days. A nice day then showed up and I tried starting it and it would turn over but not catch...
  10. Bike won't run without choke!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi guys, Picked up a 125 yesterday, rode it around for the afternoon, everything seemed fine. Didn't even have to start it with the choke at all, for the couple of times I stopped it (never left it for more than 30 mins, but it's been cold here in England!). This morning I come to go to work...
  11. fuel mixture - idle speed - choke - compression- question

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi - I'm a new rider. i was given a 2007 virago 250 that sat cold untouched for 18 months with about a half to quarter tank of gas in it. I got it in the fall of 2011. Here's what I've had done so far - Tank cleaned by a radiator repair shop b/c of rust (didn't coat it) - fall 2011. Carbs...
  12. rebel 250 choke relocation

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    I just put drag bars on my rebel 250. I didn't flip the bar mounts because I didnt want to relocate the speedo. The only problem I seem to have now is the metal L shaped choke wire guide coming out from under the left hand control is very close to the tank at full left turn. Can I redo the...
  13. Honda 1978 XL175.. HELP!!!

    Motorcycle Repair
    This here beauty is a 1978 XL175. It is in need of some rebuilding and i was hoping you might be able to help me with a problem. For a while it was starting but would only idol with the choke on. If i shut the choke of it would stall and if i hit the throttle to much it would stall. I clean out...
  14. Smokey One-Time Starter

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey folks! Here goes: 2003 Suzuki GZ250 393 original miles new spark plug, clean air filter, oil changed adjusted chain tension Background: Purchased from second owner. Judging from the title, the original owner put about 385 miles on it. Second owner put 8 miles on it. Sold it to us a...
  15. Help with the choke...!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello. I am 22, female, and a new owner of a Ninja 250r (2008). I've only owned the bike for a few months, and most of the time it has been in warm climate conditions here in North Carolina. I went to my dealer yesterday and spoke with him about the dropping rpms on my bike due to cold...
  16. '73 Yamaha Gt1

    I have this running, but it will only idle cold on choke, or when it's on it's side off choke. How can i fix this? Does it idle off choke on it's side because the oil resevoir isn't giving it anything?
  17. New Rider -- 2005 / GS500F questions

    A'ighty -- bought this bike (2005 Suzy GS500F) maybe 3 weeks ago, and definitely think it's a good bike to start learning on... but some basic questions: 1) What RPM should I aim at shifting with? I know it *CAN* go up to 1000 RPMs, but it seems more natural to shift at ~3.5 or so, but it...
  18. Proper choke operation

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have a 1983 Honda VT500 (why can't we have sigs so I don't have to write that out each time?) and I seem to be able to start the engine cold w/0 choke (or as cold as it has been in this part of the country for the last couple of months). One might think that this means I don't ever need to use...