Strangest thing happend today on my 1999 GSXR600. I went to start my bike, choke on -> ingition-> starts fine. however, after a few seconds I release the choke to warm it up with the throttle, only thing is that it did release! I mean, the lever moved, but the engine was still behaving like the choke was on. WTF? I thought. so I lifted the tank and took a look. started to move the lever, and say that there is a little pin that moves in and out of the engine on the left side when I move the lever (I guess this is how a choke works). From the fact that the pin was moving, I concluded that the lever was working. So I started her up again, and it worked. HOWEVER, without the choke, the bike would die without throttle (it was working fine YESTERDAY). I raised the idle a bit, and that seemed to fix that.
So that leaves me with two uncertainties:
1) How do I know if my choke is working properly? I'm kind of afraid that the choke actually isn't releasing COMPLETELY...I don't want to be riding around on partial choke.
2) Well...now my idle may be off. It looks ok on the tach (the one on the bike) though. Anyone know how accurate the tach on the bike's guage cluster is?