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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Choke Position Issues

Hello All,

This is my first bike - 2012 red/black - and my first time having to deal with anything that has a choke equipped. So, needless to say, my problem is that I've been stalling occasionally. As far as I know, when starting, you basically open the choke for cold temperatures, then proceed to ease it closed as the bike warms up - I have no idea how long this can/should take, apparently it varies. I've been told that 250s are really touchy about how much choke is applied. Thing is, I'm terrible at this. The owner's manual says to try and keep the idle around 2500 rpm. For me, it's been more stable around 3000 rpm. If I try to approach 2500 rpm, the motor is borderline on stalling; especially after rolling off throttle.

Now, I was out riding today for probably 15 minutes and I would've figured I could begin to close the choke at least a little by then; but, alas, barely moving it toward a closed position began to make the engine stall. So, is this normal? I mean, it's not even that cold: low 60F. Anyway, since I'm new, I'd appreciate any info about properly positioning the choke (It's a bit embarrassing when stalling, not to mention inconvenient and hazardous).

-Thank you
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 03:32 AM
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Choke opened or closed

The choke should be open when the engine is warm.
The choke should be closed when engine is cold.
Push the choke lever forward to open.
Pull the choke lever back towards you to close.
The picture on the left with the level next to the icon is open.
The right picture, the choke is closed.
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