Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: .....Gibraltar .... 1992 ZZR 600 D2
Personally I open the choke all the way while i put my jacket and gloves on. No need for any throttle, the revs will shoot up but as the bike gets up to running temp, the choke will pull back to about half way on its own. I slip the choke back another quarter and ride off.
Two advantages to this.
1. As i said in another post, by getting your jacket and gloves on outdoors you are acclimatising yourself to the outside temperature especially first thing in the morning when youve been tucked up in bed all night.
2. I'm the impatient type and hate standing around scratching my head waiting for the bike to get up to temp.
Not saying the others are wrong, just this is what I do.
1999-2000: Aprilia RS 50, 2000-2000: Suzuki TS 50, 2001-2002: Kawasaki KMX 200, 2002-2006: Yamaha Virago 250, 2007-2009: Yamaha Virago XV 535, 2009-2012: Suzuki GZ 250 Marauder, 2012-present: Kawasaki ZZR 600
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