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Yep, Tatanka is a cold-blooded dude. From a cold start I usually give him at least 5 minutes of idling to warm his old buns up. Have his idle set at 1100rpm, so I don't have to leave him on choke after more than 30 seconds or so. After that warm-up, no spits or puffs.

Just curious, is this an experience shared by others with older carburated Wings only, or typical of Wings generally?
 

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I believe all the older Wings seem to be cold-blooded.
Even a GL1500 in Florida likes to warm up. Now the GL1800 may not need time to warm up since it is fuel injected.
 

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I maybe wasting gas, but I let mine warm up to at least near idling temp before getting in gear.
 

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When I had my 97 Valkyire, she always had to warm up, even in the summer. Now with my 1800, it's such a pleasure to just turn the key and off you go, lol. :)
 

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my 1200 wing is also cold-blooded
 

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My 1200 always needed a couple minutes of choke, but as soon as the idle smoothed out I'd ride off and by the time I reached the highway from the house (about 1/2 a mile) I'd shut off the choke and it'd be fine.
 

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I just love Carbureted machines!!!:D:D:D

:cool:Stuff
 
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