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Old 05-18-2020, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Throttle and Choke Control Tension

You of course know the following, but just a refresher here may be in order:
A fast idle when the engine is cold is not recommended. All engines needs to warm up quickly by means of giving it a light load. Just put it in gear and drive it gently. The hand throttle is basically there only because you haven't got three feet to operate foot controls when the engine is cold. The choke is the control to use, not to just raise the RPM, but to enrich the air/fuel mixture till the engine stops bucking and begins to run smoothly.
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