Cold start problems

majordad at majordad at
Fri Feb 15 16:57:45 PST 2008

I can tell you from the exact same symptoms on my 84 V65 Sabre with te same
type of CV carbs that your choke circuit is clogged.  I just sent a
write-up Wednesday or Thursday on the SabMag list on cleaning the two parts
of the choke circuits.  Unfortunately, since I am at work I do not have
that wrtie-up handy to send you right now.  I will try to remember to send
it to you later tonight.

Original Message:
From: David Fallon davidinwa at
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:31:16 -0800
To: gpzlist at
Subject: Cold start problems

Can you guys help with a little cold starting problem on my KZ750, 1980 
model?  If not, can you help me find a group that is into the KZs?

At 40 degrees, this takes lots of cranking to finally get one and then 
two cylinders firing; after that it will run by its self long enough to 
get the other two cylinders to fire as well.  A few minutes warmup and 
it is good to go.  Is this the normal behavior.

I know these years of bikes are all jetted lean and that makes it a 
little tougher in the cold weather.

David Fallon

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