Re: I think I need help. Bike Running too rich?
Using a brand new spark plug when doing a plug chop is a good idea, but not necessary unless you are a tuning purist.
If the engine is indeed running too rich then using the choke when starting it will make it run waaay too rich and starting will become nearly impossible.
Try starting it with no choke or at most 1/2 choke.
Running a CDI ignition without the spark plug in a proper and complete electrical circuit is not good for the CDI, but they usually can tolerate a bit of abuse before giving up.
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