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    XR650L Choke Question

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    XR650L Choke Question

    Hmm, that's weird then. Why would it idle higher when the choke is off? I have no idea how long the bike was sitting, what I do know is that it was unable to start for a while because of a dead CDI, which I replaced. The choke thing concerns me quite a bit, since the bike seems to be functioning opposite of what the choke lever is doing, unless it's normal for the XRs to idle higher with the choke off.
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    XR650L Choke Question

    I just got my hands on a '94 XR650L but I seem to be having problems with the choke. When I pull it towards me (I think this is turning the choke on?) with the cable showing, it idles much lower than when the lever is closed (choke off?). In fact, with the lever closed all the way towards the bike, it sounds like it's fast idling or even revving slightly. Maybe I have this backwards? The bike also surges when on the throttle and I'm not sure where to start looking for that problem. Sorry if these are really stupid questions, but the last time I was on a carbed bike was in MSF and they are a complete mystery to me.