Re: choke problem
Jon_8214, my '95 is currently doing the same exact thing as yours, if i give it choke it dies no matter what after a few seconds, until i push the choke knob back down. I had the same problem prior a couple years ago. The carbs are dirty and need to be cleaned. It can also be a vacuum leak and/or airbox leak. Check the clamps on the rubber connectors to see if they are snug.. don't overtighten them. Honda says the gap should be 10mm between the clamp ends where the screw goes through.
Also check your airfilter to see if it is dirty... do that first. Change the fuel filter too.
I haven't messed with mine yet, but plan to clean the carbs real soon. I need to quit yappin' on the www and get to fixing.