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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:55 am  Reply with quote
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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?
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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:14 am  Reply with quote
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Actually, any comments welcome. Derrick just knew what was goign on with it a few weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:46 am  Reply with quote
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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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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:55 am  Reply with quote
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That is EXACTLY what I wanted to hear.
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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:00 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks, by the way....don't know where my manners are today!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:03 am  Reply with quote
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no problem, hopefully it's not pulled out or sitting at a red light won't be too fun if it keeps wanting to die.

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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:13 am  Reply with quote
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I know, I hate that! I have a lot of stretches without lights (new brighton to Mtka) which is a good thing...too bad I don't have a personal team of blockers to get me there without stopping!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:24 am  Reply with quote
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Anybody else having a problem that all the comments on this thread (and only this thread) continue to be flagged as new even though they've already been viewed? For some reason this thread refuses to acknowledge I've read it.

By the way, good luck with the screwed-up choke...

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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:29 am  Reply with quote
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Sometimes I have to actually exit my browser to make things not look new anymore...
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Lisa
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:31 am  Reply with quote
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Oh, and thanks....little adventures are part of riding an old scooter I guess. I just wish that all my adventures weren't quite so spontaneous.
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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!!!

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I kinda did the same thing on my new stella. It seems to be fine though. Scooterworks need to impove on that design!

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Lisa
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:03 pm  Reply with quote
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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.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:24 pm  Reply with quote
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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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Lisa
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:33 pm  Reply with quote
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I use my scooter to commute on sunny days (I hate riding in the rain). I always love my scooter, but I love it more when it is working well, so I will give it some TLC this weekend.
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