Well, I knew it would happen evenutally....remember how my choke was super tight and missing the little rubber piece? Scooterworks was out of the part so my solution was to use a vice grip to hold it out whenever I start cold.
Well, must have been feeling particularly strong after leaving the gym this am....I pulled the darn thing right off. I didn't have an alternate form of transport today so I just got it started and rode to work.
Now it is time for the stupid question (had to ask though) - I REALLY don't feel like opening it up and getting all dirty at the office in a suit. I am going to be riding all over creation this afternoon going to meetings though and I don't want to get stuck...it didn't seem like it was stuck open (usally it would run badly if I forgot to push it back in), but might be (I didn't ride very far). Should I be worried? If so, what specifically should I worry about?
I don't know if I should help since Derrick is the master...
You should be fine, if it's on then it may want to die at idle and not run quite right, and be super smokey. If it's off you just may have a harder time starting it, but it's hot out so it may not matter much.
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By the way, good luck with the screwed-up choke...
i think you should get some of those tiny vise grips and just leave em on...
that would be COOL.
or better yet, drill a tiny hole in it and put one of those bar-end streamers for kids' bikes in there and whenever you need to choke it out, you just pull the rainbow streamer!?! SWEET!!!
Not that anybody cares....but it is stuck in the choked position. Dammit. I sure am glad I wasn't riding behind me yesterday. Made it home okay and didn't stall (had to try hard not to), just lots of smoke, noise, and irregular acceleration.
this might be more than you'd like to deal with, but if it gives you more problems you could just manually work the choke from the carb itself. Derrick or someone else is probably better at explaining but i believe there would be a little metal rod on the front of the carb box (facing the front wheel). To find it, twist your throttle a little and note which cable is NOT moving. That's the choke. I would think you could push/pull it manually. I don't know how often you use yer scoot, cause this would be kind of a pain in the ass, but if you take off yer airbox lid, you can at least close the choke. A lot of bikes don't always need a choke to get started, especially if they're warm.
Just a thought to eliminate the smokiness and possible killing.
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