Re: Question about the CHOKE
Fortunately, I live partway up a hill, so the first 150 yards are downhill to the main road. After six feet and dropping the clutch (40 degree temp) it fires right up. Noticed a lot of backfiring if choke unused, less if choke closed. But the 30 second downhill doesn't warm engine enough, and it's a good 3/4 mile (maybe 2.5 minutes) before it's running halfway decent.
It hasn't been below 40 degrees yet, and I haven't had to use the choke once, except that I want to keep the popping noise level down for the neighbors while I coast down to the highway.