Following on from my previous thread "Bike stalls in the wet - whats wrong and how do I fix it?" https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35736&highlight=idle I had another go at riding in the rain on Wednesday when it basically pissed down all day. Had no troubles on the way in to work though I was careful of the idle in case it started dying off again. On the way home however as it was still raining heavily and the bike had been sitting in the rain all day I decided to ride with the choke on all the way home so I didn't have to worry about the engine cutting out in the middle of the Monash freeway. So my question is... is riding with the choke on an OK thing to do occasionally or will I be damaging my engine and going through oil filters quicker than John Howard in the sack on a friday night?