bike struggles when starting, but runs fine

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Sat Feb 16 11:01:58 PST 2013

On Feb 15, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Jim Stewart wrote:
> It may be that the enrichment plunger on one of the cylinders is frozen, causing the choke cable to break. This will let you choke one cylinder but the other won't run until it gets warmer.
> This is a common problem on first gen. SVs - I've seen it on -ummm- probably four or five bikes, and mine has the problem right now. Gotta fix it.
> All of the bikes I've seen with the frozen plunger have had the problem on the rear cylinder. I can't figure out why this should be the case, it may well be coincidence.

That makes a lot of sense. Is this something I can fix, or do I need to bring it up to Zoran?

...this '01 really seems to be "the bike that has the problems the 1st gens have".  My '02 has more miles but none of the problems I've had with the '01.

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
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