So I apologise in advance for my basic question and questions to come. Put it this way, I have never rode a motorcycle before now, never been around them, never known anything about them except for my interest in them. Anyway my question... I recently bought my first bike, a Laro 250cc cruiser. I pretty much have the basic controls figured out except the choke. I understand you use the choke when the engine is cold. On the left side of the handlebars, the choke lever is pulled down to do this. Right...? Two problems... When I pull the choke lever down and start the engine, sweet. Except the choke lever doesn't stay down, it starts to slide back up. Secondly, when it slides up or I push it back up after about 5 mins it shuts off the engine completely. How do I properly use a handlebar lever choke correctly? I don't want to ruin my first bike! Thanks in advance. I think I'll be buying the idiot's guide to motorcycles .