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Junior64
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   Posted 8/9/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I hace a 2006 Honda Shadow, when I start the bike I pull the choke, wait for about 1 min. the turn it off. Know when I turn off the choke the bike turns off. What can I do to solve this proble?
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   Posted 8/9/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
How does the bike run when the choke is on? Does it run like it is being choked or does it run like you would expect it to run without the choke on?

Have you checked the fuel filter?
Air filter?
Spark Plugs?


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   Posted 8/10/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Simply use the choke as it is intended to be used. The "choke" is a starting aid for when the bike is first started for the day, or after it has not been ridden for a few hours or more. You simply are turning off the choke WAY too soon. Most motorcycles require FULL choke application for at least a few minutes until you are able to slightly turn the choke off. On most bikes with a choke control, apply FULL choke to start the bike, and then ADJUST the choke down as the engine warms up.

Some bikes require more choke "fiddling" than others. Hondas have traditionally always required more choke fiddling than other bikes.

Now, if your bike ONLY starts and runs with the choke applied, even when the engine is fully warmed up, then something is wrong in the carbs. And the only really good way to fix that is a thorough carb removal, disassembly and manual cleaning. If you are not good mechanically with working on your bike, then do NOT attempt this type of repair. If your bike only runs on the choke, then the idle/pilot jet circuit in the carbs is VERY likely clogged with fuel residue and varnish from fuel gone bad. This is VERY likely if your bike is unridden most of the time, or if you only ride it once every few weeks.


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   Posted 8/11/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Andy VH said...
Some bikes require more choke "fiddling" than others. Hondas have traditionally always required more choke fiddling than other bikes.


Honda does not use a true "choke" (choking off the air supply) rather, it's an "enricher", providing more fuel into the mix. Both achieve the same result, through different methods. I accomplish the same feat by giving a few twists of the throttle before hitting the start button, then engaging my BrakeAway Cruise (throttle lock) at a minimal level until the bike is warmed up. No need to remember to turn off the "choke" that way.


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