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So, rode to work Monday, it was low 30's going to work, and coming home. my general practice on cold days like that is to give the bike plenty of warm up time (~10 minutes) before riding. well, after a couple of minutes, i push the choke in, clean its throat, and use the throttle lock to keep the RPM's up a little. When i let the throttle lock off, it died. started right back up... Had no other problems going to work. Then, coming home, she was idling weird. pulled in the driveway, put it in neutral to coast down the hill, and she died. Started back up just fine. so rode today low 30's again, and haven't noticed any of those problems.

Anyone got any ideas as to what i might be dealing with?
 

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Its just damn COLD....turn the idle speed up a bit {don't mess with the mixture} and wait till the weather warms up before you fiddle with it. -2$en#e-
 

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Thanks for the quick reply!!! I was guessing (hoping) that was all i was fighting. I just don't know anything about these TC's yet.:badmood: Got to go buy the book when I get paid Friday. I'm sure i'll have to order it, but at least then I'll have something to reference.
 

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I aint a motorhead by a longshot but these TC motors need to idle bout 1000-1100 rpm. My tach is off by 100 rpm at or near "1000 showing" so I have to allow for that or it idles too low for its own good.
 
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