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Whenever my 1981 GL 1100 standard sits for a week or two, it only starts with a trickle of fuel and NO choke at all. Runs fine once it warms up. Wassup ?
 

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Don't worry, be happy. If it starts that way, keep doing it.
Once it starts do you add some choke to smooth it out? My friend's 83 has to be started that way, has to have his hand on the choke ready to give it choke once it fires.
My 83 was that way too. If I choked it, no start. Tickle twice, started right up. I'm thinking it has to do with the ethanol in the gas. Maybe not?
 

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I agree; not looking for trouble. Just very easy to flood when cold and wondered if I had carb issues.
 

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Try shutting off the petcock if you don't already do that. Might be a float seat with something in it and allowing the gas to flow into the carbs while sitting, setting up for hydrolock(cylinder filled with gas on a compression stroke,causing bent rods).
 
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