Hey all, I'm new to motorbikes, have had a licence for about two months and bought a 2003 CB250 to learn on, it's done about 25,000 k's. It's been going pretty well so far however I'm having a few issues getting it running smoothly from a cold start. I use the choke to start it cold and when I think it's ready to ride (after a few mins) I will try to ride. A few times however I have had issues where it has stalled after slowing down to stop at lights or behind cars just after I have started riding it. The revs seem to drop off and then it stalls, unless I continue to use a bit of throttle after I've pulled the clutch in to stop. Usually have to get it going again with more choke. Once it seems fully warmed up it is fine. Is this normal? After a bit of reading I have tried the following things: -Letting it warm up for longer idling with choke on full (about 5 mins) - maybe helped a bit -Started riding it sooner with choke on (some people think riding it with choke warms up engine faster/better than letting it idle - but there's mixed views out there on the interwebs!) - this probably works the best but I have to keep turning choke on while I'm riding as the button slowly slides in as I'm riding so I'm having to keep pulling it out which is awkward wearing gloves and trying to maintain clutch and brake control. -Using minimum choke to start and warm up engine in case I'm 'flooding the engine' using too much choke (idling it a low revs for about 5 mins) which I don't really get as I thought the carb has an overflow hole- when I tried this I started moving then stalled but couldn't get engine started again unless I turned choke off. Didn't seem to help much either as stalled a second time trying to turn left slowly up a gentle incline to join the traffic flow which embarrassingly caused me to drop my bike. I think I would like to check the carburetor just to ensure it's not too dirty/jets aren't clogged. It was serviced and road worthied before I bought it but I don't know if the carb has ever been checked. I could take it to a mechanic but ideally I would like to learn how to examine it/clean it myself. If anyone has any advice or even better, has expertise in checking the carb on this bike and is willing to show me how (I'm willing to pay in beers or cash for this also!) I would be very appreciative. Cheers, Rosa.