Engine will not operate off choke.

Randolph Peters arpee44 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 20:21:36 PDT 2012

Hi Guys,
Sorry to change the subject but I have a problem and would be grateful for any help from y'all.
On Sunday I started the ZZR 1200 with full choke as usual but when I released the choke the engine will not respond to the opening of the throttle but coughs and dies.
If I re-apply full choke it responds to the throttle being opened wide, no hiccups, full power just extreme revs. even blips of the throttle get the required response. Just as long as the choke is fully applied.
Any ideas?
The bike had stood in the rain during heavy downpours we had in West Texas all through the weekend.
So I disconnected and used spray cleaner on all the connections I could find, including those hooked up to he fuse box and the igniter, the fuel pumps (the ZZR has two), the coils.
I cannot decide if this problem is electrical or fuel delivery.
Being able to rev with full power with full choke seems to me to discount fuel filter or fuel pumps/delivery issues.
What do the wise ones opine?
Randy from New Orleans.

 From: John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com>
To: Randy Peters <ARPEE44 at yahoo.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:46 AM
Subject: GE Light Bulbs

Ignore my previous post about the headlights, the discount is no longer in
force and the selector guide is totally screwed up.  Sorry, but I just
determined that the bulbs I bought for my truck were wrong (thanks to the
defective selector guide) and the H4's are not dropping to $20 at checkout.


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