I know what you mean. About a month or two ago, my KLR was coughing a bit and after some brainstorming, I decided that a jet in the carb must be clogged or something, so with some help from Dr. Beard, we pulled out the carb and cleaned it all out. THE BIGGEST PAIN IN PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER WAS THE DAMN CHOKE THINGY! I hope I don't have to do that again for a really long time!