I start the bike and let it warm up while I'm putting on my jacket, helmet and gloves. Once dressed, I hop on and go for a ride, but I also don't romp on it right away, either. Of course, I have a fuel injected bike so no choke to screw with. However, on the Katana, I usually just started it with choke, but I was close by while putting on gear and I would adjust the choke as necessary to keep the idle near 1500. Once dressed, I would hop on and ride. I could usually unchoke it within three blocks.