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Hi I'm trying to find more detailed info on completely removing the choke from the carb. If available, pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi I'm trying to find more detailed info on completely removing the choke from the carb. If available, pics would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

If Charlie D or Gonzo1970 don't chime in soon on this, just PM them your questions and I'm sure they can help you out. They are 2 of our carb gurus. Good luck.
 

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There are no pics of doing it that I know of.

All you do is loosen the 17 mm nut behind the choke knob and slide out of the bracket, next is to unscrew the cable from the carb body and pull the whole unit out.

You then can remove the plunger from the cable now your options are to get another spring of the sane basic size but heavier rate and replace it then reinstall everything or you can take the nut off the cable and just use it with the spring to hold the plunger down this way you would also seal the opening of the nut with some RTV sealer.
 

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Thak you sir, when you say to hold the plunger down with the spring you mean the stock one or the new heavier one?
 

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I realize this is an older thread, but I decided to take a few photos when I performed this removal that I hope would help others.

Loosening the 17mm nut was the simple part.


The handle just slides out of the mount. At the end I did remove the mount and just replaced the bolts for a cleaner look. Though I suppose the mount could come in handy for some other thing, I just didn't like it there.

Following the cable to the plastic, YES PLASTIC, cap is a no-brainer. Once removed, just pull the assembly out of the hole. It will hold together.

Here are the separate pieces. I've included my new spring next to the original for reference. I've also already plugged the cap with RTV sealer (thanks to Charlie D's recommendation).



You can see that you need to be careful taking the cap out - it is plastic and mine did not hold up too well when I removed it.

With the cap replaced, it doesn't even stand out.






These are the springs I found in Home Depot. I found them in the latch and gate area. I use the smallest ones - 1/4" x 1" x .035".

 

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If you tighten this rubber lock nut, it'll put enough friction on your choke so it won't move easily. May be the easy fix for ya.
 

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And plenty don't seem to have any issues with it at all to even mess with it.

I don't use it, so why have it.

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And plenty don't seem to have any issues with it at all to even mess with it.

I don't use it, so why have it.
I have had mine work it's way out before and then read about the lock nut in the Aero service manual and discovered mine was very loose. No problems since.

Just puttin it out there for others who may have a floppy knob. :(

And that was a very good write up by the way.
 

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No! That's the problem with photo sharing / hosting sites like Photo Bucket and others. Accounts go away and the pictures are gone forever unless the OP still has the pictures and is still around. :banghead:

I have run into that on several how to's from the past and it is maddening when you want to do something to your bike and then find that the photos of the process have disappeared. That is why I always upload pictures directly to the Cafe with my posts!:47b20s0:
 

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There are no pics of doing it that I know of.

All you do is loosen the 17 mm nut behind the choke knob and slide out of the bracket, next is to unscrew the cable from the carb body and pull the whole unit out.

You then can remove the plunger from the cable now your options are to get another spring of the sane basic size but heavier rate and replace it then reinstall everything or you can take the nut off the cable and just use it with the spring to hold the plunger down this way you would also seal the opening of the nut with some RTV sealer.
Did mine this way a couple of years ago and no leaks. Took the stock spring to the hardware store and matched it to a heavier one. The nut on top of the plunger and spring is actually six sided but I forget what mm socket fit it. I used the bracket for the "enricher" cable to provide an alternate mount for my chrome covered horn. Not a Harley-type cow bell, but looks pretty good. Total cost less than $15.
 

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No! That's the problem with photo sharing / hosting sites like Photo Bucket and others. Accounts go away and the pictures are gone forever unless the OP still has the pictures and is still around. :banghead:

I have run into that on several how to's from the past and it is maddening when you want to do something to your bike and then find that the photos of the process have disappeared. That is why I always upload pictures directly to the Cafe with my posts!:47b20s0:
When I find a post with pictures that I want to keep for future reference, I use my browser to print the page to a .pdf, and save that to my VTX (or other) directory/folder on my hard drive (actually DropBox).
 

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Don't actually remove the choke completely. This would leave a "hole" in the carb. Instead, you can use a spring to keep the choke plunger firmly seated in the carb and just remove the knob and connecting cable/rod. If you do mess with the choke, be VERY careful with the plastic nut that holds the choke knob to the bracket. This can easily break if you tighten it with much more than finger pressure. At most, tighten it barely past finger tight. If you remove the choke knob, the bracket is a great place on which to hang a Harley style cowbell horn or any other horn you might prefer.
 
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