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Re: F3 has trouble starting and issues w/ choke...
I'd suggest checking your plugs, and see what they tell you. If they are loaded up with fuel, I've seen circumstances where they would still halfway start and run if you dump enough fuel on them. My choke cable is screwed, if I get it on, it doesn't want to come off, but even down as low as 40°, (about as cold as it get here in Florida, at least when I might think about riding), mine will start with no choke anyway. I hold the throttle nearly wide open when I 1st start cranking for a couple or three seconds, then let the throttle go back to idle. As it goes back to idle, it fires, then I kinda pump the throttle a bit to pick the revs up, and hold it at about 1200~1400 for 10~20 seconds, then it will idle on it's own @about 1000. Once it's warmed up for a minute or two, it will ease on up to about 1400, which is where I have my idle set.
I have a Kawasaki Mule, and it starts pretty much the same way, although I do use the choke on it sometimes.