Originally Posted by Gezerbike
The 1100 / 1150's do not have a choke ( fuel injection ). The lever you are moving is just a fast idle adjustment.
Yea, well that's what the Rider's Manual calls it so I thought I'd play along. Maybe it was a BMW thing like the kickstand, what BMW calls the sidestand, HD calls a "jiffy stand" - no idea why.
Did you get a listen to the motor in my vid? Does it sound healthy enough to ride to you?
Really appreciate all you folks replying here - I'm such a BMW n00b, it really helps.