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Why does the mean streak have a choke when it's fuel injected? Fuel mapping must be inadequate or something. Choke and fi just don't make sense together.
 

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its not really a choke,its just a fast idel knob,i seldom use mine
all the fi's have it,might come in handy on a real cold morning but nornally it should
start just fine without using it :wink:
 

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Ain't had any cold mornings to see if the fast idle knob helps cold starts. Guess I'll just wait till Aug & the 1st freeze to find out how it works :? :twisted: :?
 

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bikeaholic said:
its not really a choke,its just a fast idel knob..
I wondered about that too, as bushmeal did. FI with a choke??? Thanks for the explaination.

The owners manual calls it a choke, to be used on cold mornings and high altitudes. Since we have neither here, I haven't used it but the bike idles slow on start up. About 600-700. Never hits a fast ide. Maybe I need to wait for one of those really cold mornings, when it hits 40. :wink: :D

Idles right at 950 when it's fully warmed up.
 

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shooter-what kind of tach you using? and where did you mount it?
i'm about ready to get one for this bike
 

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ipscshooter said:
bikeaholic said:
its not really a choke,its just a fast idel knob..


The owners manual calls it a choke, to be used on cold mornings and high altitudes. .
What do they mean by "high altitudes" :?: :?: :?: We live above 6,000 feet and I've yet to use it. Asked the dealer & they just shruged & said I should never need it unless it's extremly cold out.
 

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I've had my 1600 for almost a year now and I've only used the "choke" last Fall when it was 45 - 55 degree here in good 'ol Wisconsin. If I didn't use it - it would kill right after starting. This spring and early summer I haven't touched it and it's been fine.

And, since it's not really a choke - you can get the same effect by just giving it a little throttle when you start it and it beats leaning over and trying to find that darn little knob!
 

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RampRat said:
Ain't had any cold mornings to see if the fast idle knob helps cold starts. Guess I'll just wait till Aug & the 1st freeze to find out how it works :? :twisted: :?
Welcome to Wisconsin.... where cold mornings are a way of life.

Yeah, Freedom, a little throttle works. If you have a throttle lock, that is way better than the little "choke" button.

Carlo said:
Just testing the quote mechanism..
Ghengis Khan said:
What's a choke?
 
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