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Same. As soon as the idle climbs on its own I back the lever down to keep it about 1500rpm. As soon as I’m rolling I shut the lever off .
 

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Eh!, enricher, not choke! That make sense.

The way it is, is that "enricher" needs to be on to start up cold, but it won't rev up like it should. And with enricher on for short warm up, it just dies. The cable and the lever are all check out fine, so my next guess is that the enricher circuit may be clogged, maybe not completely but enough to cause problem, possibly? I should have a look at that. The enricher used to have half-way point, but now, it doesn't seem like it has that anymore, if not all the way on, it's completely off, or at least that's what it seems like.
 

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mine definitely has a full on lock & 1/2 on lock on the enrichener lever
 

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I need to clarify - the lever has the half and full, very distinctive. The effect of the lever in those positions, does not.
 

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then something is is not functioning properly there should be a noticeable difference between the 2 positions
 

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can you see the enrichener lever on the carbs slide back & forth when you move the lever on the bars?--if it does then your problem is most likely inside the carbs----if not it could be the cable or the adjustment of the cable
 

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can you see the enrichener lever on the carbs slide back & forth when you move the lever on the bars?--if it does then your problem is most likely inside the carbs----if not it could be the cable or the adjustment of the cable
Yep, I can see it moving. Yeah, I think it's something internal. And now I think about it, it used to work fine! I wonder when this has become a problem!!
 

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Did you disassemble the carbs to clean---If so my guess would be then, especially if you split the bank
 

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Do not take the carbs apart yet!
First do some diagnoses on the bike to tell if you are rich or lean, from what you described you are rich and this is why the enrichener kills the bike after a short warm up by flooding it. Most enricheners will up the CO to between 7-8% and then as the bike warms up they get richer and you shut them down. If you are already too rich you may simply be giving it too much fuel too soon.

Before you tear in looking for things to change try some more air/less air tests on a cold motor to see which way it responds best. If with no lid it runs better for longer with the enrichener on then you are getting too much fuel. Better with a closed lid and you are lean. Get some direction from the bike first it is telling you whats wrong if you listen to it.
 

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Did you disassemble the carbs to clean---If so my guess would be then, especially if you split the bank
The carbs haven't been separated since the first overhaul last year (when I got the bike), but it has been opened multiple times since. And I know that the enricher worked fine then.
 

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ducvet, totally a voice of reason!! I will do that...duh, why didn't my head go there in the first place!!
 

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Then if it worked and you have not split the carbs for sure dont do it now --It can be slow going to get them dialed in perfectly.
 

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I've been trying a lot of things. The airbo lid on, off, playing with idle mixture screws, different fuel, etc. I went through the carbs again (just cleaning), and on and on.

And this is please don't crucify me for my stupidity, but here's what happened.

The enricher cable had a small bit of snag, and I found that it wasn't closing completely, just a tiny tiny bit always open. I honestly don't know how long this has been the case, but it might have been from before I got it. And after I cleared that off, it looks like I fixed multiple things at once. The enricher seems to work properly now (I'll test again later when the engine is cold again). The throttle response is much crispier, and the plugs are looking healthier (horizontal cylinder, clear, vertical cylinder still gets slightly black, this may be another issue, I'll look into it).

It's getting better and better!!! Thanks for all your advice, I'm really happy with the progress!!
 
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