Tiger Dale· Registered
Just rode. No fiddling, tinkering, adjusting, changing anything OH I did re-route my throttle cable.
Pulled up this post from days (months) back. I'm fine tuning a '70 Daytona I picked up last summer and she runs wonderfully for the most part. I do have some trouble starting on colder days. Choke slides had already been removed when I bought her. Warmer weather she seems to start fine. Below about 45F (7C) I can really struggle to get her started.Pulled plugs, they were wet. That's why I said it was flooded.
BTW, I've never had to use choke to prime. Even after sitting - sometimes over a week - it usually starts on 1st kick with no priming kicks, no choke. Sweet. I'm spoiled. My Trumpy mechanic friend Ray says he pulls the chokes off of 650's as they aren't needed and only cause problems because folk (like me) forget and leave them on!
I live further north than you. Without a choke I wouldn't be able to ride all winter this year unless I readjusted my carbs. I like the adjustment I have now so I'm not messing with it. I still use the choke in the summer. The choke simply increases the richness of your mixture at start-up allowing for a better chance to fire. If I lived in Boston I would reinstall the chokes (your weather isn't that much warmer than mine). It should take you only a couple of hours at the most. You will probably spend more than that time in a week trying to start your bike at times.Is there a particular temperature at which you think "man I wish I hadn't pulled those choke slides" or are there tricks for cold weather starting if you have pulled the choke out?
Snakeoil,I hate the side covers on these bikes.