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Can you add "Choke" to Edelbrock carb

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qadsan,

I don't have the enrichment lever. You can see the lever where the pivot point is and it was just plug with some metal. Its also located on the right side. I wonder why some has and some don't. I hope I could send it back and have them installed if I choose to.

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Rob Barnum is the expert on this topic, but this is my understanding based on a conversation with him:

It was removed from later models of the QS carb because it wasn't being used. Our QS equipped XR's start fine in 30 degree temps with 3 quick blips of the throttle. It is a pumper, so the blipping of the throttle pumps additional fuel, how much depends on the screw adjustment. Once you "calibrate" your bike. It should start right up. If it doesn't there is something else wrong...

Roy

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Hello, a new XR250 owner here. I recently purchased an '01 250 with an edelbrock pumper carb. I played heck getting the thing started. Finally figured I would TRY to flood the thing. The start drill for me is three slow rolls on the throttle, bring to TDC and kick thru. Generally will start on the second try almost always on the third try. (don't worry about flooding, it is hard to do cold, my findings anyway) I have the adjustment screw for the pumper set according to what the MFG. suggested in the directions. The "choke" option is no help if the bike isn't starting! I tried and it didn't help any. I went a whole two days after purchasing the bike before I "figured" out the starting drill, Doh! Boy was my spouse poking fingers in my ribs and having a good laugh. Hope this helps and good luck. I know it is very frustrating.

Raymond

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