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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 06:27 PM
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cold start

my 2009 honda recon es has always had trouble with cold starts since day one. full choke, rev engine a few times, then go to half choke, rev engine some more. eventually will get it going but it usually stalls once or twice.

i was thinking of adjusting engine idle speed?
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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Good day I am new to the site, have a question. I have had Honda's always bought a new one its only got 70 kilometers on it , the thing wont start on cold days without a heck of a lot of trouble its -11 F today and the same stuff. Yet i go out and start my 2000 forman with no trouble. I have a TRX500 FPA
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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welcome to the forum!

do u have ice in the lines? run some methyl hydrate in your tank.
sounds like some moisture in the fuel... mine does the same thing but doesn't get run long enough to get the methyl hydrate all the way through the system.

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 04:08 PM
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My '05 Foreman has to have the choke out hot or cold because of not having the compression release on the Weber camshaft. With it in it won't turn over, but out it will turn ok. My choke seems to pull back in after I pull it out and start it up.

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 05:20 PM
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Funny thing is it's not really a choke - its a "fuel enrichment". The cable is attached to a "metering rod" that just allows raw fuel to be dumped into the throttle.

But who really cares??

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