Originally Posted by Toothy
Sorry to hijack but I'm a new motorized bicycle owner and never use my choke. In fact if I do, it will kill the engine....Is that a sign that something is not set up properly? I have no issues getting it started or going.
Edit...I just realized that I'm not sure which way is open/closed. When I pull the switch up it dies.
If the lever is up, the choke is on/closed, down is open. I've found that I rarely need to close the choke to start with a stock 'carb of C'Thulu' unless is't been a while and it's a cool morning. On the 'Speed NT' (square cover) carb I usually do have to start it with the choke closed, but only the first start of the day.
(pics from an old thread)