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Hey Guys,

Im looking at perhaps getting my hands on a 99-02 year R6, but I am a little worried about having a carbed bike in cold weather. I was wondering if anyone could share there experiences with carbed R6's and cold weather. Do they usually start up easily after a night of sitting in the cold? or will i have to play with the choke a lot? Where I am it can get down to 10-20 degrees fahrenheit at night.

Any help to my questions is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! hope to be part of the R6 family soon!
 

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Different Yami but my carb'd '01 FZ1 runs fine in the 20's. I keep it in a heated garage though. When on trips and it is outside in the 20's you have to crank the starter a bit more and give it full choke but it has always started.
 

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If someone came to me and offered me a million dollars to start one of the engines in my garage, It would be a ford, not a Yamaha. I am sorry. And that is coming from a guy that currently owns 2 Yamaha's and has owned 3 Fords.
we went through so many powerstrokes up north. ford has had nothing but troubles with this 6.0--they need a new engine. they do have strong axels tho.
 
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