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Old 12-08-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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Location: Bflo, NY
Oddometer: 1,150
Originally Posted by roger 04 rt View Post
It's raining, and cold, and the bikes in the garage. Decided to measure throttle opening at various positions after reading in my Rider's Manual that the correct starting procedure is to hold the "Choke" (i know it's not but they call it that in the book) all the way up until the engine starts, then release to Mid position.

Full Choke: 4.16 degrees throttle open
Mid Choke: 1.28 degrees
No Choke Idle: 0.32 degrees
Yup, that's the correct procedure. If the TB's are synced and the valves in good stead, she will start right away. My 1150GS has a lumpy idle and it I try to blip it, she'll stall. So, now I start it and leave it the hell alone!

Interesting data you've gathered. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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