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Offline slick

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cold natured
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:46:33 am »
My Name is Roy Adams, 55 years old been riding since 12. I have been a Toyota master tech for 30 years. my 2005 recently purchased is a smooth dream machine only problem very cold natured and have to run choke to keep it fat so it will run until it warms up and its very unstable, once warms up its perfect is this the nature of this beast. I have tuned it I have adjusted the valves the choke pulls and works fine. all carb boots in good shape no vacuum leaks found. I done the airbox mod and rewired the grounds for igniter from shuddabeenaengineer, just looking for any suggestions before I pull these carbs all off it runs perfect when warmed up. new plugs went threw the valves twice they are a lot like old Toyota truck valves, the ehaust valves were all a little tight not much and intake valves were all loose not much. any help would be appreciated. 2005 kaw 1000 concours

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Re: cold natured
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 12:48:45 pm »
Slick, we're going to move this thread to the c-10 chat and tech area, where it will get more exposure and others can join in the discussion. thanks, Steve
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Re: cold natured
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 12:57:25 pm »
I'm thinking it is tuned about perfectly. Gas engines need a richer mixture until warmed up. If you didn't need enrichener on a not warmed up engine it would be too rich when at operating temps.

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Re: cold natured
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 03:02:27 pm »
That is the nature of that beast.
 Sounds normal to me and mine was that way when it got cold out.( Not Florida cold- Canada cold)
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Re: cold natured
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 03:12:12 pm »
Thanks for the help everyone. I have been riding a v65 magna with a death wobble since 1985, Im sure enjoying this connie.
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Re: cold natured
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 03:22:46 pm »
yep just how it is, I put a little over 24,000 miles on mine last year it's an 03 and I have to choke it every time to start it. Even in the dead of summer 100* in the parking lot at work full sun on it for 8 hours it still wants the choke to start but only for a few seconds. When it was 13* it really had to have the choke on for a good 60 seconds or so before it would even think about trying to idle with out dying.

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Re: cold natured
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 03:29:44 pm »
mines bone stock but i did run the mixture screws out an extra half turn when i did the carbs, helps. on warm days it just bumps and fires over , on colder days (50 degrees and below) i need to choke it for about 30 seconds. i let it warm up at least 5 mins while i get my gear on. been that way about a year, no issues.

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Re: cold natured
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 04:04:44 pm »
Mines like warwgn
If its cold Ive got to choke it regardless of the temp
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Re: cold natured
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 04:52:57 pm »
Roy, you've been spoiled by modern, fuel injected vehicles and have forgotten the ways of the carb. ;)

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Re: cold natured
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 01:27:46 pm »
My 04 always needs a choke also.  When it is below 50 degrees it needs the choke for a minute or 2 before it is stable, then it is ready to scream.
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