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Old 03-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pecos View Post
Picked up a 98 r1100gs. Choke starts up and runs fine. Remove choke and bikes dies. Will die even when its warm and I remove the choke. There is some soot or drizzle of black leaking from muffler. I am thinking this thing is running rich. I need to look at the plugs and air filter.

I was reading previous threads about TPS, CO2 sensors, hal sensor etc.
What is the correct trouble shooting order? Am I on the right track?
As has been said, it's not a choke as such, it's a simple fast idle.

Keep it simple - Just undo the big brass screws a half a turn each until you get it idling how you like.
If that sorts it then no need to worry over problems that don't exist.
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