How do you check the automatic choke on a 03 Derbi GP1?

by Anonymous

Have to crank it forever when it's cold. Once it's warm it starts fine. It doesn't seem to be flooded and there is no high idle when it does start.

I don't think the choke is working. Is there a fuse for this? What else could it be?

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Dec 22, 2010
Automatic Choke?
by: David

Hello Anonymous (Somewhere) - Are you positive that the problem is with the automatic choke? Recently I have been reading about the cold starting problem and came across an interesting theory. I have not tried this myself as my scooter has been winterized and is stored away.

Some scooters have a carburetor heater. During cold weather turn the key to "On" and leave it in that position for about 30-60 seconds in an effort to allow the heater to warm the carburetor. Then try to start the engine. Hope this might be helpful. David

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