1987 VIRAGO 535 WILL ONLY RUN ON HALF CHOKE ANY IDEAS?
- fuzzyLv 67 months ago
Quite possibly an air leak between the carbies & the engine. Otherwise blocked jets in carbies or incorrect float level. (Blocked air cleaner wont be compensated for by the choke, rather the opposite effect.
- ExoplanetLv 77 months ago
Instead of choking your bike, shoot it.
- John AldenLv 77 months ago
Lean mixture. Carbs need to be taken apart and cleaned.
- x-Wulfgar-xLv 67 months ago
Clean your jets/carbs.
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- JetDocLv 77 months ago
Your carburetor is probably gummed up or the air filter is blocked. Time to do some maintenance on your 32-year old motorcycle.
- Justin ThymeLv 77 months ago
Clogged pilot jets or loose intake.
- divot IILv 77 months ago
Rebuild carbs and reset idle / mixture adjust screws per shop manual.
- BertstaLv 77 months ago
Running the choke gives you a richer mixture which is easier to ignite. That's why you need choke on a cold engine.
If the bike runs fine otherwise, test for a weak spark. I would change out the plugs and test the leads. Next step is to clean out the idle circuit in the carbie, which will be a pr!ck. Try draining the float bowl a few times to see if you get lucky, or add 250ml/half pint of kerosene in your next tank of gas.
- Candid ChrisLv 77 months ago
Running lean. Have the carbs/injectors cleaned and adjusted.
- 7 months ago
was running fine then today it starts dying at intersections if I don't have choke on halfway