Starting a 1963 BMW R69S in Cold Weather

Reader Contribution by Keith Fellenstein
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Starting a 1963 BMW R69S in cold weather 
 My 1963 BMW R69S starts OK but takes forever to warm up, even in the relatively temperate winter here in Miami. What I find so odd is that this motorcycle, designed and built in the chilly land where Mr. Fahrenheit was born, has no choke or other discernible accessory to enrich the mixture in cold weather. How can I get it to run on those 40 degree mornings and still be in tune when the temperature goes back up to tropical? – Glenn Patron/Miami, Fla.

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