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Its getting pretty chilly up here in Wisconsin, although I have been riding when I can when it gets into the high 50's to low 60's (Getting pretty rare now)..

However, I noticed my 2000 Ducati Monster 750 stutters a lot when cold.. is this pretty normal? The owners manual says not to ride with the choke on, so I let it warm up for 5 minutes or so, turn off the choke and off I go.. When I am cruising along at a steady speed, it seems like I get a little spurt every once in a while.. which obviously gets less and less as I ride...

Is something wrong or is this normal behavior? Just the cold-blooded nature of an air cooled bike in cold weather? Or should I be checking something? It seems to go away after 10-15 minutes of riding..
 

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They are cold/blooded... You have a new one, but I have a older one. I had that problem when I first got mine, I would take off, it would stall at every darn stop sign and light. Then I changed the battery and now it fires up on the first turn. :)
 

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oy crimson, where in swissconsin are ya? ;) j/k, i'm a FIB and i'm proud to say i drive like one... ;D

it's better to warm your bike up if there is a load on the engine. that way, the oil will spread to all the little hard to get spots... at least, that's what i heard. i wouldn't worry too much about the sputtering unless it becomes REAL consistent and a pain in the butt.
 

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A little stuttering on my '02 620, sure. Nothing I can't live with. What I've noticed, though, is that my gas mileage goes to complete crap. Probably the same reason: poor fuel atomization.
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my S4 doesn't like the cold so much either, but once warmed up it is fine
 
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The E.F.I. bikes shouldn't be having any cold running issues. The carbed bikes are generally jetted lean for emissions requirements and are thus much more cold blooded and can tend to surge sometimes at cruising speeds. Long warm ups help, but the best cure should be good jetting. This explains the proliferation of jet kits out there. Yes, the '02 bikes - all of them - are E.F.I.
 

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Don't worry about stuttering .It may be a pain in the ass but it's absolutely normal .The only thing you can do is to open the choke ,let your engine warm for 5-6 minutes ,close the choke and . . . bye -bye !
 
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