Re: Anyone in Gilbert, Az area that can help?
Are you saying the CDI to engine wiring was done at the factory? I'd be very suspicious of it if that's the case. The factory supplied plug-in connectors are notorious for bad electrical connections. Splice, solder then protect with heat shrink tubing for a permanent connection.
I'm one who believes that a working kill switch is a good safety device and should be used as opposed to relying on the choke. In an emergency, panic stop situation you don't want to be fumbling down between your legs feeling for the choke lever.
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