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Since the crash, I've been starting the bike and letting it get up to temperature so that way it's not just sitting in the barn collecting dust. I have noticed that now, however, the bike with full choke does not seem to be choked until it runs for 30 seconds or so. Beforehand, when the choke was full on, the bike would start and rev at around 3,500 rpm (granted it was warmer out at that time). Now it takes 30 seconds to get to the point where it increases the idle. Is there something that may have triggered this from the crash, or is it just the cold weather???? It makes it a pain in the butt starting it when it's cold, b/c it takes about a min or so of starting the bike for the engine to actually start and continue running.

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Mines doing the same thing at the moment, and I consider that due to cold weather. On full choke it'll bog down for a bit, before it finally starts to roar to life. Takes about 10 minutes to get to operational temperature.
 

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Yeah, mine is physically starting, but when you stop pushing the starter button, it just dies b/c it seems like it's not getting any choke.
 

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Could a fill of bad gas, or sit-around-half-full condensation, be causing such grief?
 

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It shouldn't be either of those I don't think. The gas is the same as what was in there before the accident, and the choke seemed to be fine then. It could be condensation perhaps, since the tank was about a quarter full and has been going through the cool nights and semi-warm days. I just filled up the tank the other day, so we'll see how well it starts from cold in a few days.
 

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I suspect that what you're experiencing is normal. The temperature effect is pretty dramatic. Just use the appropriate amount of choke to keep it running.

In hot weather I may need to use it to start from stone cold but almost immediately can shut it off. Seldom do I need full choke once the bike starts but in the thirties, I do.
 
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