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    Junior Member aliciah's Avatar
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    Got my first bike, have been out riding twice. Had some trouble today with flat spots, when you turn off the choke bike wants to die right away when you touch the throttle. Have noticed some people where mentioning to rejet the bike or adjust the air/fuel? Bike is a 2013 with only about 5 miles on it.

    Thanks for any help.

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    my bike does that too when its cold out. I start the bike when cold, then half choke for several minutes. After that it is fine... if you try this and it doesn't work, you're probably having some sort of carb issue. Maybe take it back to the dealer and have them look at it.

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    2013 with 5 miles.....straight back to the dealer!
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    Open the idle mixture screw to 2.5 to 3 turns. You won't believe the difference.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Thanks. We tried the idle screw and didn't do any better. Not sure where the air/fuel mixture screw is... Will be calling the dealer tomorrow also.

    Alicia

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    just found a pic with the fuel mixture screw....back to the garage.

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    Got the screw turned to 2 3/4 turns. Will now rev fine with half choke but with no choke still dies when touching the throttle. There is a popping now also. Should we turn some more? Would the jets have any impact on this?

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    You can try to open it more. No harm done because you can always close it. It sounds like you are heading in the right direction.



    My TW really woke up at around 3 turns out and I didn't need to do anything else. Also you have to warm it up before passing judgement. Cold engine responses don[t count.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    okay, done for the night but back at it tomorrow after work. Thanks for all the help!

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    It sounds like your bike should be under warranty. I would think it prudent to give the dealer first crack at solving the problem before you change anything more. I did not read all of your words, but what I read, did not state how long you let it idle at half choke before you transition to full choke. What is the temp. right now when/where you experience this start then stall problem. My bike (06) had in the past required more than a few minutes to run on half choke before it would accept any throttle. Gerry
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