Carbs on, carbs off, carbs on, carbs off.......What next?

livelarg

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Howdy all!

I just got my first Bonnie! an 08' with carbs.
So excited! I also have a 99' Triple and an 11' Tiger, Just sold my 10' Thunderbird.

The bike hasn't run in a could of years, and had to get a stock set of carbs.

Here is my issue.
The bike starts and runs, but only with the choke on, no matter how long I let it warm up, it dies immediately when I push in the choke.
I have cleaned the carbs, soaked and cleaned the jets, shot compressed air through them. they are definitely not clogged.
It stats beautifully, and idles fantastic. But as soon as I push in the choke, it still dies instantly. It doesn't sputter and die, it just turns off. It acts as though pushing in the choke cuts the ignition or something.

Any ideas on what to check next?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Kent
 

Greyfell

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Then your Bonnie is different from mine. I have an '08 Bonnie T100 and I've been corrected that the bike is EFI (electronic fuel injection) and those "carbs" are for show only.
 

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This may sound silly but the choke is not in reverse is it? Just a thought.
 

shanered6

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does the bike rev up on choke or does it die the same as when you close the choke ?
 

R.Hawks

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Then your Bonnie is different from mine. I have an '08 Bonnie T100 and I've been corrected that the bike is EFI (electronic fuel injection) and those "carbs" are for show only.
2008 Bonnevills for the USA market had carbs. The USA didn't get EFI until 2009.
 

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Is it a choke or an enrichener . I know nothing about older Triumphs .
 

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On the new Bonnevilles (Hinckley), it is an enrichener. On the vintage Triumphs it is a choke.
 
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