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Starting Issue
« on: July 18, 2020, 09:04:08 PM »

My 2009 HD200 starts fine when cold. (ambient temp, not internal) I ride to work and park it for 7-9 hours.

When I get back to it in the evening, it's 90-100 degrees out and the scooter is a hard start. I have to crank it and give it throttle and it eventually starts, usually 3-5 seconds.

I suspect it's choke related. Any ideas or insights appreciated.




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Re: Starting Issue
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 10:47:44 PM »
Sounds like a fussy auto-bystarter (choke) to me.
I had a local mechanic who's a wiz with carbs go through mine a couple years back.
It got a lot better but is slowly wandering back to that sort of thing.
Maybe run some seafoam through it (cold) or take it out and clean it.  Maybe check your valves since if they're a little tight they can have an impact on that too.
I mostly just give it a little gas and I'm good.  I should probably check my valves too.  These stay put nicely but I did have to adjust 'em once.
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