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OK I amgoing to ASK what is the correct Procedure for cold starting the GL 1500 Goldwing ? and How long to leave on full Choke 1min.? 2 min. ? 3 min. ?

I am not talking weather wise no mater what climate.

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I could be outaline here but, I dont care what type of engine it is in, weather its car or motorcycle. A choke should be used for as short a time as possible. Length of time will be dependent on temputure and tune of engine. There is no specific time, My 1100 is always choked for starting only, once it starts I shut down choke and keep it running with throttle. Long choke times can dilute oil,wash cylinders of oil and lead to early plug failure.

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I start with full choke when the engine is cold and immediately move to half choke. After about 20 to 30 seconds I can move to full off. A little longer when the temp is colder. No choke when the engine is warm.


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As Goldwing Randy says, use the choke for the shortest time possible. The state of tune and climate play a big part in how long to use the choke. On my 1100 I only use choke for the first start of the day or if it has been sitting all day. As soon as it fires I push the choke in to about half, I put my helmet etc on. As soon as I start riding the choke is turned off.

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