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Hi all....



Long story: see short story below to get to the point of this post...





After struggling with mounting new tires.... YEAH what an improvement!!!
I re- did my rusty rear fender mounts, changed the front fender, had a new cover made for the saddle, oiled the shocks and put in a preloader slug (pvc Pipe 1.34"). Changed the rear shocks to a set of rebuilt originals. Measured runout on all the things like axles, rotors, fork tubes, head play etc..( no appreciable wear anywhere in 22k miles
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Adjusted valves and re tensioned the gremlin chain.... I wanted to remove my radiator and do a complete service on it ( throw it in the river) as well... Of Course, after almost a week to get through what should have taken a couple evenings... I wanted to ride.



Short Story: My Choke stayed closed or at least partially closed causing some concern until I broke the thing and the flys opened up.... ran like a champ.



Has Anyone re designed the choke cable to have a knob on the side ( harleyesque?) I know where to get a direct replacement but am wondering if maybe there is an "Eaiser" way. I'm hoping not to need a choke until next Nov... as the temps here are already in the 80z.




ThX



Jeff.... Vox
 

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I'm guessing you could mount that choke cable bracket that is up at the triple tree somewhere else but WHERE can you bolt it down to on the side of the bike ? Also you'd probably need a shorter length cable. The big question is WHY do you want to relocate it ?



You're just trying to be different from the rest of us right ?




I replaced my choke cable with a new one when I first got my bike not because it wasn't working right but because the word "choke" on the knob was rubbed off and it just bothered me IMMENSELY !
 

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If you don't want to buy a new choke cable, you might have to be the creative pioneer who figures out how to build a direct acting choke actuator. You might try asking this question in the "Customization and Modification" forum.
 

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If you don't want to buy a new choke cable, you might have to be the creative pioneer who figures out how to build a direct acting choke actuator. You might try asking this question in the "Customization and Modification" forum.






THX I'll do that... I currently have my carbs off for that "cleaning"








Please ignore this and see choke and carbs in C&M forum topic.
 

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To each their own but I don't know why you'd want to move the choke control.



As my bikes tend to be of the older variety all my other bikes have had choke setups where you've got to grope around under the seat/tank.



To me a choke control next to the ignition switch is a luxury.
 
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