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Can anybody tell me how to adjust the choke. My bike wont start unless I Physically hold the choke out as far as it will go. This is very hard to do while holding in the cluch and pushing the start button at the same time. Could somebody please advise. Thanks.
 

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How I start mine with same problem.

I sit on the bike turn the handlebars to the left, and place my arm over the clutch holding it in wile holding out on the choke with my hand. I don't have to hold it there for long befoe the bike is warm enouph to run with out me there. Anouther way is cut a peace of rubber tubing the leangth of the choke full extended. Then cut it down the side to gap it for incertion over the choke. Just remove it when you get the bike running good.

No these dont fix the problem and I feer I have not found the solution yet, but these will make the problem a bit easier to deal with. At least that is what I have found so far.
 

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SOLUTION! My 2000 VS800GL was the same way. Just recently I found the solution. Pull the choke button/rod out all the way. Where this notched rod goes in, there's a round black rubber/plastic cap about 7/8" diameter x 3/8" tall. Carefully unscrew this cap, holding a piece of paper, magnetic tray or something underneath. There is an itty-bitty, teeny-tiny spring and ball bearing on top, held in place by this rubber/plastic cap. The ball is maybe 1.5-2mm diameter. The spring & ball bearing engages in the 4 notches in the button/rod that you pull out to choke the engine. Carefully using a magnetized knife or something, remove and clean these 2 small doohickeys and stretch the spring a little bit. Put it back together and WHAH-LAAAHHHHH!!! The choke button will now stay where you put it. It helps also when pulling the button for choke to twist it a little... counter-clockwise will let it go in easier and clockwise will help it to stay out because it engages the ball bearing better. When replacing the plastic/rubber cap you'll have to hold the spring down/compressed using a tiny flat screwdriver or something. AUDIT EVERY STATE -9/12/2021
 
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