Okay, this has been a problem for a while. My Q-jet's choke thermo. died last winter. I got a new one. since then, the thing is quite a PIA to get started in the cold. It kicks in liek the throttle gets stuck 3/4 of the way open, and is almost impossible to kick down untill it warms up a little. I actually have to rev the heck outta the thing for it to stop making soo much noise (3" single w/ flowmaster ain't neighborly at 12am /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif) The carb was never like this before, even when the choke was on. I've used tons of carb cleaner and so on. this happeend after the Paragon ride in 2002. I think the carb needs a rebuild.. again. but what I don't understand is that the carb was rebuilt about 3 months before I took it out to paragon /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif. anyone have any clues?