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Brother has done something stupid with my old Virago


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Hi all. I give my brother my old Virago 125 after I bought bigger bike. He just phoned me to say that during the cold mornings he stupidly left the choke on and rode the bike the last few cold morning. Now he says when the bike is stopped at lights or whatever the engine slowly dies then cuts out. He says it's happening everytime he has to stop.


I already give him an earful after telling him not to ride the bike with the choke on. Does anyone know what the problem with the bike is?

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you can ride a bike with choke on with no problems if it needs it on cold days it needs it!


is he only going short distances? it might not be warming up enough to be able to be taken off choke


and has he touched the idle screw at all

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you can ride a bike with choke on with no problems if it needs it on cold days it needs it!


is he only going short distances? it might not be warming up enough to be able to be taken off choke


and has he touched the idle screw at all

No. I said that to him on the phone that it could be the idle screw but he doesn't know how to find it. I'm gonna go up tomorrow and try the idle screw. He's being riding the bike about 40 minutes 30 to 49 minutes with the choke on. I see someone said above you can ride with the choke on, I never actually knew that.

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Should have warmed up in 30 mins! I keep mine on for about 5 or so (but I have a temp gauge now which takes the guess work out!). The 125 always needed it on for a bit longer. Always a bit embarrassing stopping at lights and it dying on you....

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