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Louis' starting problem

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badkitty said:
Is this due to colder weather? It was about 85degrees 2 days ago then we got clouds and now its 60.
My bike, an '84 poorly maintained before I got it, does about the same thing. When cold like this morning, I have to put the choke on full. It starts for about 5 seconds and then slowly slows down and dies. Have do this a few times, then I must turn off the choke, turn the Idle screw to the highest and then it starts just fine. I HAVE to let warm up a good 5-10 minutes otherwise I stall at the first stop signs when pulling the clutch in.
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87gsxrnut said:
Sounds like you need to pull the carbs off and clean them.

- Nut
Who me?

The carbs were clean thoroughly in June. I think they spent 4 days in the parts-cleaner-tub.

They might be not fully synced (don't know if it would cause such a behavior) and I know it needs a major valve adjustment (been told I COULD do it myself but I'm hesitating a lot).

I doubt very much the behavior of the choke though.
87gsxrnut said:
You cleaned them yourself? Which bike is it?

- Nut
No, got a friend who's a mechanic. He rebuilt his bike completely and I trust his work.

My bike is a GPz550 1984. (I know, I know, ... not Suzuki)
RowdyRed94 said:
I have a snowblower that old. It needed its carb cleaned.

My snowblower is newer than my bike! :oops:
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