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I have a 2010 V Star 250 and I have to warm it up for at least 6-10 minutes before it responds well to throttle. Otherwise the engine feels like it's going to stall even with the clutch lever in. This is particularly the case when pick up in 1st gear. If I give it a little throttle, the bike wants to die so I have to hit it hard to up the RPM's.

I live in central america and the weather never gets cold. Usually it's around 70 degrees when I start the bike the first time in the day.

How long do you guys warm up yours?
Should I maybe ride it with the choke half way for a few minutes when I first go out?
Is this normal or could it be the carburetor needs some work?
I think you need to check your carb. I live in north central USA where morning temps are dropping - 2 days ago was around 55F. My 2008 XV250 - not quite full choke to start it, adjust down to a fast idle, let it run for about 30 seconds while I close the garage door, then drive for a couple minutes before choke off. I get a little bit of hesitation for the first couple minutes but never stalls.
good info for reference. Thanks!
(08-31-2017, 07:04 PM)calin_sv Wrote: [ -> ]good info for reference. Thanks!

The choke is for cold starting. When the engine runs smoothly with the choke off it is warmed up and ready to go. How long that will take depends on the air temperature.