Not the first to look for someone to tell them that keeping the choke on all the time is a good idea; its not. There is something wrong, so you should fix the problem, not the symptom.Hi,
I just rebuild my carbs (using the Randakk kit) Yay! Even though it looks like two octopuses were in a fight on it with all the vacuum tubes etc. I'm pretty sure all the tentacles ended up in the right places.
I just balanced the carbs also.
I adjusted the Idle mix screws at '3 turns out' from seated.
Here is my situation that I'm hoping to get some advice on:
I set the choke, and the bike starts right up.
BUT, it won't idle if I set the choke completely off. Even when the engine is warm.
so to avoid the engine dying at stops, I reach for the choke as I'm slowing down and open the choke just a little to keep it running.
Should I just adjust the choke to be a 'little open' all the time? Or is there some other thing I could do to fix?
Depending on how dirty the carb.s were, there is a good chance they need to be done again. Getting EVERY bit of crud out the first is not easy, and sometimes crud migrates shortly after the rebuild. I too have had this happen, all seems clean and good, until you run the bike a little. As a matter of fact, I have had carb. sets I needed to tear into 3 or more times.
It could also me that something is not hooked up correctly.
My advice is to take another look with them installed. If you can't find anything on the outside you should look again at the inside.