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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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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.

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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.
 

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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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2013 with 5 miles.....straight back to the dealer!


This is the best advice IMHO. There is nothing wrong with attempting your own repairs, actually I think more folks should do their own work... but in your case.. since the bike is brand new.. I'd have the dealer solve this issue.



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We ran out of time to work on it...work is always calling. We are now going to open the pilot screw a little more and see how that goes. Hubby said seems to be idling a little better and he wants to check the jets and replace.

Thanks everyone for the help, has been great to see the pics and info on here!
 

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Ya man, go back to the dealer if still under warranty...

My 2008 start without fail at first crank every time and I've never need to use the choke!

Even when bike is parked for weeks... when I travel...
 

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I just picked up a 2013. So far, 50 miles. I have the same problem. It starts on first crank but it takes a terribly long to warm up, bogs with throttle during warm up, white-ish plug, popping on decel, you know, typical lean tune stuff. I knew one of the mods I'd want to do right off the bat is to rejet. I asked the dealer if they'd go ahead and do it before i took delivery, and they refused, saying that it 'might' void the warranty. (I know, BS). So I don't believe going to the dealer is an option. So, I'm planning on starting with adjusting the idle.



My question: I'm assuming the seat and tank need to come off to rotate the carb. How about the throttle cable? Can it be left in place when rotating the carb, or does it need to come off the pulley?



PS: The clutch spring wasn't hooked on properly either. Thanks TW200 forum members for the head's up on that too.
 

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if your patient, and have the tools, you can rotate carb just enough to do the 'mods' with only removing the seat. The center pivot nut that attatches the pulley to the carb can be removed. Just be careful removing and retightening. Hold the pulley as best you can as you do so. Check to ensure it snaps back once your done, BEFORE YOU START BIKE!

Good luck, take your time. TIM
 
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