Difference between revisions of "What is the correct way to apply choke at startup?"

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Turn ignition key to on position; leave choke off. Press starter button with one finger (no throttle) while gradually turning up the choke. After about three seconds, the choke and carb priming should be adequate to start the engine. Use no more choke than necessary to keep the bike idling.  
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Turn ignition key to on position; leave {{wikipedia|Carburetor#Choke|choke}} off. Press starter button with one finger (no throttle) while gradually turning up the {{wikipedia|Carburetor#Choke|choke}}. After about three seconds, the {{wikipedia|Carburetor#Choke|choke}} and {{wikipedia|Carburetor|carb}} priming should be adequate to start the engine. Use no more choke than necessary to keep the bike idling.  
  
 
The gradual application method is better than just turning on the choke and then trying to start it, because the ninja rarely needs full choke to get going. You don't want to give it too much choke, because you risk flooding the engine and encouraging carbon deposits on the valves.  
 
The gradual application method is better than just turning on the choke and then trying to start it, because the ninja rarely needs full choke to get going. You don't want to give it too much choke, because you risk flooding the engine and encouraging carbon deposits on the valves.  

Revision as of 15:15, 3 July 2007

Turn ignition key to on position; leave choke off. Press starter button with one finger (no throttle) while gradually turning up the choke. After about three seconds, the choke and carb priming should be adequate to start the engine. Use no more choke than necessary to keep the bike idling.

The gradual application method is better than just turning on the choke and then trying to start it, because the ninja rarely needs full choke to get going. You don't want to give it too much choke, because you risk flooding the engine and encouraging carbon deposits on the valves.

As soon as the engine is in the rhythm (60 seconds or less), ride off; do not idle the engine to warm it up. Keep the revs low, and turn off the choke after you're a few blocks from home. Increase revs as the bike warms up.

Choke should only be needed to start a cold engine. It may take some practice to get your starting technique perfected.