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DRZ 400 needs choke all the time

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Hi there - bear with me. I have the mechanical aptitude of a crab tied up in chains.

Just bought a DRZ400 on the recommendation of a friend - finding my biggest problem is that it needs choke far too much. If I stop even for a few minutes - it needs choke again. The workshop I use tell me its a characteristic of the bike. I've had CRF before and an EXC - never had this problem. Could it be the carburettor ? The bike is by the way nearly new. I think a 2007 model but with almost no hours on it.

Thanks,

Andy

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Try and richen up the mixture on the pilot screw it should turn anti clockwise for richer it is on most bikes but a few are the other way round.

If that has no efect check the pilot jet is clean.

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Hi there - bear with me. I have the mechanical aptitude of a crab tied up in chains.

Just bought a DRZ400 on the recommendation of a friend - finding my biggest problem is that it needs choke far too much. If I stop even for a few minutes - it needs choke again. The workshop I use tell me its a characteristic of the bike. I've had CRF before and an EXC - never had this problem. Could it be the carburettor ? The bike is by the way nearly new. I think a 2007 model but with almost no hours on it.

Thanks,

Andy

Your problem sounds similar to the problem I just had. I was told by the good folks on this forum that I need to clean out the pilot jet so I did and problem solved.

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think about getting a jet kit since you are in the carb anyway, then either you will get a new pilot jet with the kit, or buy a new one on the side.

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