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Very Fast Idle on Choke

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:58 pm
by kettle738
My 860GTE is a very easy starter, I give her a couple of twists of throttle, set the choke and she will typically fire first or second kick, so I think I have a lot to be grateful for.

Once running I can dispense with the choke fairly quickly and she will settle down to a nice steady idle at about 900rpm.

The problem is.....when she first fires up on choke it takes the revs up to nigh on 4,000rpm and that just feels brutal to me on a cold makes me wince every time. :(~

I have nothing to compare it to.....but I do recall some mid 70s Kawasakis doing the same thing......they used to set my teeth on edge too :shock:

Is this something I just have to live with or does it sound like something that can be adjusted to a more sympathetic fast idle?


Re: Very Fast Idle on Choke

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:46 pm
by BevHevSteve
Mick - to clear things up for you, that is not a "choke" it is a fuel enrichener meaning, you are flooding the carbs.

When I start the bike I IMMEDIATELY flip the levers back down and blip the throttle or hold it steady at a couple thou.....

Re: Very Fast Idle on Choke

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:56 am
by kettle738
Hi Steve, thank you for that, I understand it's an enrichener .....sorry, I used Choke as a term of I can take it from that it's normal but can be overcome by reducing it almost instantly to achieve a less destructive fast idle.

That is exactly what I was doing by instinct and fear of carnage, but it's good to hear there is nothing essentially just feels so cruel to 'wake it up fighting' _?_ so to speak.

Thanks for the advice it's much appreciated.