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    Been a week since I tried a cold start so I...

    Been a week since I tried a cold start so I decided to see what happens, I gave it full choke and no throttle and she started as in right now! Must be i got it fixed.;) It even starts better than...
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    Making sure that jet in the corner of the float...

    Making sure that jet in the corner of the float bowls was clean was my first step.
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    Yeah, that brings back memories of my previous...

    Yeah, that brings back memories of my previous airhead a '79 R100T (still miss it) which did the same exact thing and I could never get it right and never figured out a fix if "fix" is the right...
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    Morning Dennis, I should point out that at no...

    Morning Dennis, I should point out that at no time did my bike ever start by applying full choke with closed or just cracked throttle until I made the fixes previously described. Full choke and...
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    Hello Kent, One of the first things I did was...

    Hello Kent,
    One of the first things I did was carefully check for air leaks and there was none before or after the carbs.
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    Thanks Dennis I'll try that as I have adjusted...

    Thanks Dennis I'll try that as I have adjusted the mixture screws for best idle not necessarily lean best idle.
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    It worked! Went out this AM and it fired right...

    It worked! Went out this AM and it fired right up! I had to modify my starting technique by giving it NO throttle and full choke. I don't remember when I ever (if ever) used this starting...
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    +1 for the slosh battery. Got my 30 amp Yuasa...

    +1 for the slosh battery. Got my 30 amp Yuasa for $82 on Amazon with free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime. Yuasa 53030.
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    A little more info: I found the "O"ring on the...

    A little more info: I found the "O"ring on the left side idle jet split all the way around so replaced both idle jet "O" rings. Also, found an imbalance between left and right side enriching...
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    Hi Guenther, If I ever go to full choke with no...

    Hi Guenther, If I ever go to full choke with no throttle she floods right now then even more cranking is required. Previous airhead was a '79 R100T with points and never had a starting problem no...
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    I set the choke lever not quite to the detent and...

    I set the choke lever not quite to the detent and then give it just a touch of throttle before depressing the starter button. This is the only way it will start after much cranking. I have very...
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    I checked the timing and advance with an...

    I checked the timing and advance with an inductive timing light and all appeared normal. Usually a Hal effect sensor either works or it doesn't, I think.
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    That's interesting. I bought the kits from Bing,...

    That's interesting. I bought the kits from Bing, wonder what could be different?
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    hard to cold start

    My '81 R100RT has long had a cold start problem which I just can't figure out. The battery is a new 30 amp Yuasa flooded cell, choke jets in the float bowls are clean, and just installed new spark...
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    HD? Long have I wondered about the mentality of...

    HD? Long have I wondered about the mentality of the leather bound folks that cruise down the road on those over weight noisy bad handling pieces of.... Well, enough said other than to each his/her...
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    If you think 60 is bad wait until you hit 70. On...

    If you think 60 is bad wait until you hit 70. On the other hand my neighbor is 84 and still rides fair distances on his Suzuki scooter. He wants me to go riding with him and swap bikes because he...
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    Forgot to suggest when you get ready to remove...

    Forgot to suggest when you get ready to remove the head pipes just go directly to the hack saw on those exhaust nuts. Do not try and un-screw them or you will , I'm sure, get an expensive surprise...
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    +1 on the penetrating oil. Pull the plugs and...

    +1 on the penetrating oil. Pull the plugs and fill 'er up. Drain the oil remove the pan and take a peek then remove valve covers and see what you see. That gas tank is a shaky deal, wonder what the...
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    Yup, do as described in post #7 and all will be...

    Yup, do as described in post #7 and all will be well as the most you will be low is only about 0.25 quarts or maybe a little less which matters very little if at all and hardly worth discussion. Oh,...
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    I respectfully must disagree. If you use the...

    I respectfully must disagree. If you use the above oil drain/fill method then you need only go to the the center stand to check the oil level after a ride with engine at temperature. That's the...
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    I should also have said that this method works...

    I should also have said that this method works very well on my '04RT I think because it has a thermostat but seems to make no difference on my '93RS probably because it has no thermostat.
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    There is no doubt that there are those that will...

    There is no doubt that there are those that will disagree with me but if you take about a 20 minute ride to warm things up really good then park the bike on its side stand for about a half hour then...
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    A three wheeler?? Give me a break..snap! Just go...

    A three wheeler?? Give me a break..snap! Just go out and buy yourself a Mustang 5.0 convertible and go down that road. A BMW M4? You are a gluten for more punishment. And hey, the 2015 Stang due...
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    It is kind of nuts down here isn't it? I think...

    It is kind of nuts down here isn't it? I think this "less government in my face" business does get a bit old at times. But When you are dealing with a population of Faux News watching fools what can...
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    Same here, Oregon only requires public liability...

    Same here, Oregon only requires public liability insurance which is all I have. I figure if I crash and burn and survive I'm not likely to care what happened to my 10 year old motorcycle (R1150RT)...
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