Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gloucester, Va, USA
on my 09, i have to pull the choke to engage it, and push to release it. Just like an old car or truck. Normally I will start it will full choke, and let it run until the idle picks up dramatically, then half choke it. I continue the half choke while I smoke a cigarette, then after the smoke, the bike is ready to ride. Aside from fresh fuel, you may also try a fuel additive. I have had real good luck (in old cars and trucks) with seafoam. It is a petroleum distillate and it does a real good job of cleaning out small passages in the carburetor.