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    To remove or not remove the choke plates, that is the question

    Guys, I've been burning the Search feature up real good, but I can't find anything on the pros/cons of removing the choke plates on a 02 GPR. I'm going to rejet and need to make that decision before ordering the parts. I'm going to aftermarket flamer arrestors too. Is removing the plates something that won't lead me to a bunch of aggravation down the line and are there any starting issues associated with it?


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    It's a no brainer get rid of it

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayre View Post
    Guys, I've been burning the Search feature up real good, but I can't find anything on the pros/cons of removing the choke plates on a 02 GPR. I'm going to rejet and need to make that decision before ordering the parts. I'm going to aftermarket flamer arrestors too. Is removing the plates something that won't lead me to a bunch of aggravation down the line and are there any starting issues associated with it?
    Buy a primer kit, very easy. The plunger squirts raw gas into the carb, usually need to do it once at the beginning of the day if it has been sitting. Tha carb flows better w/out the extra plate.

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    That's exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niteridder64 View Post
    Buy a primer kit, very easy. The plunger squirts raw gas into the carb, usually need to do it once at the beginning of the day if it has been sitting. Tha carb flows better w/out the extra plate.
    Motor will start easier if you leave the choke plates in. Im running 75 with my choke plates still in there. Flows plenty enough for that.

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    Wast of time to take them out and all the plunger problems,no performance to be had there .imo

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    I was told to keep thm intact on my 1200r

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    Wouldn't a primer kit still be useful for the when it's sat for a while, even if you keep the chokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayre View Post
    Wouldn't a primer kit still be useful for the when it's sat for a while, even if you keep the chokes?
    No, not really. Thats what the choke was designed to do in the first place.

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    Yes, some boats are just hard to start after sitting a few days, I had one like that. Was like that from day 1. Carbs rebuilt, accel pump works, same problem. Added a primer, no more problem. You do not have to remove the choke plates to install a primer. You can drill and tap a 10/32 thread in the boss which is at a 90 angle from the choke shaft. McMaster-Carr sells a 1/8" barb fitting with a 10/32 thread which you can put in there. Leave the choke plates in if you do not intend to add flame arrestors, remove the accel pump, and rejet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayre View Post
    Wouldn't a primer kit still be useful for the when it's sat for a while, even if you keep the chokes?

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    I'm using flame arrestors.

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