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"Cold" starts without the enricher
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:05:18 pm »
I'm noticing the bike starts fine in the morning without using the enricher. Gas mileage seems to be OK, no fouled plugs - it's been starting without the enricher this whole trip - mornings are in the 70's here. This 2004 C-10 is my 3rd C-10 and it seems unusual for the bike to start so easy - cranks for maybe 1-2 seconds, fires up and can be driven right away.

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 01:14:20 pm »
I don't think it's a problem.
Lots or riding etc has the engine primed and raring to go.

Only possible concern I can think of, would be that 1 of the floats is high or leaking slightly.
  {This might richen mixture e'nuff to help at start up, but engine running keeps the fuel  level low enough to operate normally}.

Just keep an eye on it, and sniff for gas overflow before starting.
Do your carbs have Steve's overflow in them?

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 01:30:13 pm »
    greenie- You're in Bangor ME and the AM temperature is in the 70's?

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 01:32:11 pm »
mines been like that since i went through the carbs.  Over 50 degrees for me, it will bump and run/idle with no enrichener. i have my fuel screws about 1/2 turn richer from stock. been like this for over 2 years, zero issues. I always let it warm up for at least a few mins before gently taking off though. dead cold idle is like... 800, then bumps up to 1100 in less than a minute.

my 99 sv650 and a few of the old GS550s i had were like this as well. 

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 04:20:44 pm »
"   greenie- You're in Bangor ME and the AM temperature is in the 70's?"

No, I'm touring around old Mexico on the Concours.

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 06:08:32 pm »
I'm jealous. Have a nice trip.

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Re: "Cold" starts without the enricher
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 11:50:47 pm »
Greenie is doing a ride in Mexico.

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