Cold Start, No Choke
Ok....so I have a 1969 Triumph 500cc chopper (I call it a tiger on my insurance forms, haha). I live in Pa where the weather has turned cold and miserable and motorcycles like the ones I ride don't like to start. My other bike has a choke and electric start which allows me to start down to about 40 degrees, maybe colder but I'm not that hardcore, lol. Regardless, I can't choke the Triumph and have run out of ideas to get it started on this 45 degree day.
So far I've kicked it about a hundred times, tickled it til it cried, rocked it back and forth (someone thought that might be a solution), ran a blow dryer on the carb and engine & even removed the plugs to drop a little gas in there...so far all I have to show for it are a few stalled out starts and a blister on my thumb knuckle and left palm.
Any other suggestions?? Could it be as simple as me not weighing enough to combat the cold air? I'm 115/5'2"...my leg is tired...