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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 06:56 PM
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My 1300 is temperamental in the morning when itís cold out. I often ride below freezing in the morning. For the first 1/2 mile she will chatter her teeth, but then warms up and runs like normal.

When I first got her last Aug she did this when it was warm out as well. Cleaned the air filter and the carb and that took care of that.


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When my X was new out the door of the local dealer on a cool to cold day (17 degrees) I pulled the fuel enrichment (choke) knob, hit the starter, and let run long enough to get my helmet on then pushed the "choke" in just a little, then put on my gloves. I pushed in the "choke" all the way and then off I would go.

Well now 11 years later and almost 140,000 miles I do the same procedure but I twist the throttle a couple of times before starting. After I have my helmet and push the "choke" in a little, then on with the gloves but I let it run for a short time then push the "choke" in all the way before taking off. Usually at most only one sputter after this ritual. Engine is all stock except a K and N air filter.

Both of us are 11 years older and need just a little more warm up time before performing like we did in our youth.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for all the feedback. Helps to learn a bit about the bike to make some informed decisions.

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Selling my 1300 R, I just let it warm up a bit longer .....works great! It does get cold in Las Vegas too.
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try using the idle speed adjustment screw at the bottom of the airbox instead of the choke. turn it up as needed to keep the bike from stalling out when cold. Once it's warmed up, dial it back down. Being doing it for years and have had no issues once I figured it out
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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I was getting more coughs and sputters than anything else. To give myself a good baseline, I swapped everything back to stock last weekend, so at least I'll know it's not the jetting/needles. The only unfortunate thing is on the test ride after it seemed to pull slightly, and I do mean slightly, less hard from low and mid-range. Upside? Getting really good at pulling and installing the carb. I'll reconsider next spring, or may just leave the damn thing alone.

Again, thanks for all the insights.

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