Bike wont run without choke on

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  1. tunes

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    So i took my bike to the local dealership last saturday after just purchasing it a few months ago. The guy i bought it from hadn't ridden it in 2 years and i got a great deal on it so i figured why not. It has a problem where the bike wont run unless the choke is at least halfway. So i just got off the phone with the dealership, they told me that they have cleaned the carbs a third time, and it still will not run right and they need to contact suzuki and trouble shoot it with them. I asked about the pilot jets and air filter and they said that they rejetted the carbs so that couldnt be it....

    i am worried now that they are going to charge me out the ass for their incompetence

    what else could be causing this and what should i do from here?
     
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    sounds like clogged carbs. have you tried that? :rofl:

    clean the plugs?
     
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    they said they have rebuilt the carbs 3 times
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Have you tried finding the stock settings for the pilots, and readjusting them?
    How about you actually do something yourself, like pull the carbs and check the idle screws, the main idle adjuster, and then look inside the carbs, see if they're actually clean or no
     
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    because i know nothing about bikes :dunno:
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Get a Hayes manual. Read it.
    If you own a bike, you should learn how to work on it yourself. It makes life much easier.
     
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    I read that, I was kidding.

    It really is classic clogged carbs syndrome, but if it's not that I have no idea.
     
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    Also, since the choke is an enrichening circuit, it is either running really really fucking lean(doubt it), or your just not getting fuel through the jets. I would also bet on the carbs being dirty.
    Go pull the tank off, disconnect the carbs from the air box and intakes, and disconnect all the cables. Then pull them off. You can then either take each one off, or leave it on the mount, and pull each one apart, clean it, and reassemble it. Use carb cleaner, and remove o-rings and seals before spraying it.
     
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    Classic sign of a clogged pilot jet(s).

    Its easy to miss dirt in them since the opening is so small.
     
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    never trust dealerships. Their idea of "cleaning carbs" is to pull the carb and then dunk them in the parts cleaner as a whole unit.
     

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