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Old 09-23-2009, 01:17 PM
chrisme chrisme is offline
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maine
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Default Re: Cold motor start

To start I generally twist in the idle screw, put the choke all the way on, pick up the back of the bike and step on the pedals. Just a quarter turn the engine fires right up in 40 weather. I then close the choke, let it idle high for a bit to warm up, turn down the idle and ride.
I ALWAYS let the engine run for a bit before I ride to make sure all the bearings are being well oiled. 2-strokes are prone to cold seizure if run hard without being warmed up. This has worked for over 3000 miles, so I'm keeping it up.
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