Choke toggle lever - MVAgusta.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Door County Wisconsin USA
Posts: 559
Choke

What's everybody's opinion on using the choke when starting ? Yes, No, Temperature, ect.
Farmhand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Senior Member
 
MV Arthur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Midtown Manhattan, NY, USA
Posts: 2,401
I park in a heated garage but sometimes in the dead of winter (I ride all year round), I use the lever instead of holding the throttle slightly open for the minute or two that is necessary. Meaning the garage is not always heated to the MV's expectations.
MV Arthur is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Moderator
 
Donsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 22,054
New Site Garage
Post It's not a choke

It's simply a little cam that turns/opens you throttle a bit for you, and keeps it there.

Dons Nel
Own - Two F4 1000R's 06 and 07.
PayPal :
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

eMial:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mobile in Australia: 0438 385 776
Website with MV Manuals for Most models -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 01:20 PM
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 212
Although I think the average MV owner will know its not an acual Choke. I would say the word "choke" as a description is the easiest way to describe the little lever. I think most of us call it this.
Out of the choice of " a little cam that turns/opens you throttle a bit for you" or a 'choke" as the description, I chose "choke"
Brando
Brando is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 01:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Stegen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: La Crosse, Wi
Posts: 705
Isn't the ecm supposed to do that shit for you? They couldn't just increase the idle till temp is satisfied? I mean really? It's 2013 for God's sake.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

Own 2010 F4
Stegen is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 02:07 PM
Established Member
 
MVAGOGO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: west yorkshire
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stegen View Post
Isn't the ecm supposed to do that shit for you? They couldn't just increase the idle till temp is satisfied? I mean really? It's 2013 for God's sake.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
A lot on here dont have the 2013 model mv's.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

KLEIN
XTZ 1200
1078RR
MVAGOGO is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Stegen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: La Crosse, Wi
Posts: 705
Oh? the 2013s finally got rid of it? thank god

Own 2010 F4
Stegen is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Old Wing Nut
 
esq'z me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 17,952
Send a message via Skype™ to esq'z me
It is a "Fast Idle Lever".....a lot of EFI bikes used to have this in one form or another, but with the advent of ECU controlled "idle air circuits" or "throttle by wire" systems, they are kind of old tech.

I use mine when it is cold, just to give the ECU a moment to adjust the fuel map for the air temperature, otherwise the engine wants to stall. When really cold outside about 10 seconds is the max. Most times just a few seconds. That's all the ECU controlled fast idle settings do too.

Well, that was post # 10,001. I was saving it for something truly worthwhile. Another failure...

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 910R (Gina), '04 F4 SPR #275 Track Bike (Lola), YSR50 (The Rabbit), '71 CB100 (Lil' Red), '75 RD350C (Orange Bird) restoration project, 2015 Indian Chieftain (Rita) my "low-n-slow", '70 Suzuki F50 (Baby Blue), 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750L8 (Susie Q)
esq'z me is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 09:44 PM
Big Randaddy
 
Randarosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 17,189
Interestingly enough, Lee Halverson used a MV fast idle "choke lever" on the Green Monster, and it works exactly as it should. The man was a mechanical genius.

910R, S4RS Monster,'78 BMW R100S, Heritage Softail, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Kawasaki Concours 1400, '07 Ultra Classic with sidecar, yellow Vespa LX 150, a cool little Ruckus, and a very understanding wife........
Randarosa is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 10:32 PM
Senior Member
 
theknurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Palos Verdes Est, SoCal, USA
Posts: 13,806
Send a message via Skype™ to theknurl
Thumbs down wtf?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stegen View Post
Isn't the ecm supposed to do that shit for you? They couldn't just increase the idle till temp is satisfied? I mean really? It's 2013 for God's sake.
hey Aric;
my 2003 built Aprilia RSVR has an IAC stepper motor to control idle speed
the TPS position is set at key on by the ECU

"It's 2013 for God's sake", yes, you're right

Noel-theknurl

The Forum Curmudgeon
I'm not PC either
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'08 910R
'05 F4
ph. 310-414-7247 PST, GMT -8
PayPal;
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Skype; theknurl
theknurl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome