Wondering if you can diagnose what's causing the following issues with my Suzuki Marauder's engine/choke:
1. Engine only starts with choke - choke only needs to be half-open, starting engine from cold, otherwise it over revs
2. Even once warmed up, engine won't stay running unless the choke is on a little bit - conks out when idling at traffic lights if I try and take choke off completely (have tried giving the throttle a few revs in this situation but it doesn't help, engine just dies unless choke is slightly on)
3. Intermittent "popping" noise from engine when idling - not drastic but enough to make me wonder if it's ok: I've no idea if this is usual in motorcycle engines or not!
In my manual, there's a list of about 10 different things it might be, depending on exactly the combination of symptoms, so I honestly don't know where to start!!
For what it's worth, when I'm out and about the bike rides absolutely fine in every way - as long as the choke is on - but I'm worried this isn't good for the engine....