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Old 10-02-2007, 07:43 AM
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Choke Questions

I recently purchased a 98 VTR1000. I was surprised to see that I need to hold the choke out when starting the bike, it doesn't stay out by itself. Is this normal, or is something broken?

John

After some further searching, I think I have found the answer. It seems that there is a nut I can use to adjust the friction holding the choke open. I will give that a try.

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:24 AM
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Good catch... yeah a lot of people have had that problem... you're on the right track... easy fix to increase the tension.

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I recently purchased a 98 VTR1000. I was surprised to see that I need to hold the choke out when starting the bike, it doesn't stay out by itself. Is this normal, or is something broken?

John

After some further searching, I think I have found the answer. It seems that there is a nut I can use to adjust the friction holding the choke open. I will give that a try.
Yes you answered your own question- just tighten the friction nut under the rubber cover and you're good to go.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:01 AM
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yea when i bought my bike the guy told me you had to put a stick in there to hold it. he had it hanging on the side of the bike. i got it a little cheeper since he thought it was broken. lol
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:55 PM
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I was told it was a characteristic of the Hawk...Blah...Moron...opps, that was a friend of mine..LOL....oh well...funny stuff man,,,
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