Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
Hi! Welcome to the Forum.
I'm definitely in the camp of turning the switches on for a second or two to pressurize the fuel system. As to the choke (only two of my bikes are carburated) it really is situation dependent. But I generally use full choke anytime I start the bike. But if it has been run recently I stay prepared to turn off the choke pretty quickly. The same can be said of the fuel pressurization. Generally, if the machine has been recently run, the system will pressurize when you turn on the switches. But once it has sat for a longer time it needs more.
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost, Corbin Seat
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension