That's the pre-EPA fat jetting I mentioned earlier. If the ambient temperature is 70F or higher my CL350 will start and run without using the choke.TIME! Hey Tom - a question for you since you had essentially the same 350 as I did many years ago. My bike didn't come with an owners manual and google was just a number in those days.
I too lived in SoCal at the time so it rarely got cold. I've been trying to figure if it's my "sometimers ailment" or what. I know where the choke is located but I don't recall having to use the choke to start the engine on my CB350. The electric starter never worked but neither do I remember it being difficult to start. Give me the bad news; have I completely lost my mind or did I keep it so impeccably tuned that it didn't matter? Neither will surprise me.
On a 90 degree day so will my '08 KLR.