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My question is simple and rather unimportant but it's bugging me a little. Whenever I start up Le Bandit I put the choke on, press starter, she fires, and runs fine, however the revs shoot up. If I so much as tap the choke lever then the revs rocket down, maybe 2-3k revs, and then she dies because she's ticking over too slowly. :( So getting the revs to stay below about 2k (so she can warm up properly with minimal damage) is a pita. :cry:


Is the switch ment to be this touchy?

Many thanks.

Bullet5.

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the choke will make the revs rise thats how it warms up the engine :D


the choke richens the fuel mixture and if it was to stay at normal revs the engine would die so the revs are increased to stop this and also to help warm the engine :D

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After a bit of practice i managed to get the choke on my sv to keep it at about 2k.


Dont worry about "damage", where wont be anyway its just there because the revs being too low when cold will just mean it'll die.


for a very cold start, full choke for 30 seconds to a minuet, and reduce over time til about 2k. I used to set off with it at about 2k and turn it fully off after ive set off.

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Your choke should make a cold engine rev no more then 2k and as it warms up you can knock it off


Sounds like the choke needs adjusting on the cable to stop it reving too high

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Thankyou for the replys, these coupled with the responce from the 'TMBF chat' have cured my problems. (I hope) What i'll do is clean the cable up, re-oil it (to make sure it's not sticking (Possibly causing the tightness) Then once the bike has had a good run, to clear it's lungs (so to speak) i'll take action from there.


Many thanks.

Bullet5.

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