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post #1 of 6 Old 11-09-2018, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have noticed many of you folks and others on YouTube posting videos where the key is just "touched" with throttle in idle position and the little bugger will fire right off. Not the case with mine. (especially nowadays with this cold fall we're having). Mine needs choke and will not run off the choke very easily after startup.
What I don't like is I am not a fan of hitting a cold engine with full throttle like that and the way the throttle is designed choke is only applied when it's at full throttle.
So is there a secret to getting the engine to fire so easily? Or another thought I had was to add a separate choke control so choke can be applied with lower speed setting. Anyone done that? Care to share a part list or anything?
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Re: Cold blooded

Mine will only start with the choke summer or fall, except when it's just recently been shut off. And, yes, the choke uses wide open throttle, but it's not that fast because there's also the choke on. It's never bothered me, but I guess you could first crank it over at a lower throttle setting to get some oil distributed before starting with the choke.

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I have noticed many of you folks and others on YouTube posting videos where the key is just "touched" with throttle in idle position and the little bugger will fire right off. Not the case with mine. (especially nowadays with this cold fall we're having). Mine needs choke and will not run off the choke very easily after startup.
What I don't like is I am not a fan of hitting a cold engine with full throttle like that and the way the throttle is designed choke is only applied when it's at full throttle.
So is there a secret to getting the engine to fire so easily? Or another thought I had was to add a separate choke control so choke can be applied with lower speed setting. Anyone done that? Care to share a part list or anything?
check your timing belt and adjust your valves - on starting the engine with the choke engaged and hitting full rpm, i agree entirely
what i did, on the choke control arm (by the carb) i bent the little tab that engages the throttle arm so that it's flush with the arm and does not engage the throttle arm.That gives me the added advantage of being able to run my honda at 3500 RPM when going thru the thick wet grass.

when it's cold like now, I'll set the throttle manually up a bit, and pop the hood, and i'll crank the engine without choke just to prime the oil system - then on 2nd or 3rd attempt, i'll manually pull the choke control arm back until the engine fires and let it go - it'll then idle at 1500-1700 rpm for a short bit, and i'll pull the throttle back to full idle, approx 1200 rpm. I'm not crazy about it racing to 3500 rpm when it's cold, whether it's summer or fall

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post #4 of 6 Old 11-10-2018, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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I plan on doing the TB next spring. I'm thinking I would just like to add a separate choke control like my Simplicity. Than I can set the throttle at just over idle, pull a choke and fire it off at a fast idle. Just wondering if anyone has done it. I don't relish having to raise the hood to start it
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Make sure your throttle cable is adjusted properly, it may not be going to full choke
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Re: Cold blooded

Oh it goes to full choke it just does not want to take a load until it's REALLY well warmed up
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