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Old 05-18-2011, 01:54 PM   #11
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Re: CHOKE DOESN'T WORK

If it's that stuck from corrosion, it will probably never work smoothly even if you do manage to free it up. Better plan on buying a new replacement.



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Old 05-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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Re: CHOKE DOESN'T WORK

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round 2

this afternoon when i got home from work was determine to get to the cable. i grabbed hold of the 2 pieces and pulled them apart. took the cable off the choke lever and with a syringe feed the cable kroil penetrating oil. i feed it a lot and i didn't see anything coming out the other end. giving the cable a good tug it didn't budge. my thoughts were ok maybe the cable got crushed some time in its life.

removing the gas tank. i see the 2 bolts. i guess i need a golf tee to plug the gas line coming out of the tank. i have read that there needs to be a vaccum to suck the gas out. does that i don't need the tee??

looking at the service manual it looks like its cable #22 figure 36. it doesn't show the rubber boot or the nut. do you just pull them off or is there another cable with these fittings already attached?that i haven't come across in my search.

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all help is greatly appreciated
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:15 PM   #13
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removing the gas tank: remove seat, remove bolt, remove fuel line(no need to plug as long as valve is set to ON/RESERVE, remove vac line at rear of valve then remove, absolutely nothing to it once you get your feet wet :2tup:
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:49 PM   #14
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In the service manual it looks like its cable #22 figure 36. it doesn't show the rubber boot or the nut. do you just pull them off or is there another cable with these fittings already attached?
Yes,the boot and nut are separate from the cable.Just FYI the choke cable is referred to as the "starter plunger cable".
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #15
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In the service manual it looks like its cable #22 figure 36. it doesn't show the rubber boot or the nut. do you just pull them off or is there another cable with these fittings already attached?
Yes,the boot and nut are separate from the cable.Just FYI the choke cable is referred to as the "starter plunger cable".
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Or sometimes called an enrichener cable in different parts of the world. So many of us are left in limbo by a common language. lol.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
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Re: CHOKE DOESN'T WORK

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the conclusion

when i got home today i thought well the penetrating oil should have dripped out the other end. and lo and behold it did !! gave the cable a tug and nothing. well now to plan b. i followed geezers instructions on tank removal. the tank had one more hose at the rear of the tank. what its for i don't have a clue.
removed the cable. i found a kink in the cable. not where you would expect under the tank, but about a foot down from the hand grip. carefully reconfigured the cable cover until the cable moved freely.
injected light weight sewing machine oil into the cable until it came out the other end.
reassemble was easy until the spring shoot past me at the speed of light. after a 15minute search outside the garage i found it. put everything back together and adjusted the cable.
fired it up and there is about 1.5 inches of travel and i can hear the rpms going up and down. now it idles a lot better. the choke must have been partially engaged.

well that was my first venture into bike repair and am sure it won't be the last. thanks to all for your expert advice.holding my hand thru the operation

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #17
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Congratulations on your fix.We are here any time you need a hand.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #18
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Well done. :2tup:
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #19
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Yay, :biggrin: you fixed it ! :rawk:
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:30 PM   #20
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hi all

thank you all for your moral support and knowledge


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