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OK. Cleaned the carbs on my '78 CX500. Used Larry's book. Put them together taking the one turn of the choke spring as per the book. When I move the choke cable, the outer plate rotates but the inner shaft doesn't. Do I need to take more turns on the spring? Is it just the tension on that spring that closes the choke or did I miss some mechanical connection? When I rotate everything by hand it closes fine.
 

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Did you take the choke shafts out of the carbs when you cleaned them?



It sounds like you need to oil the shafts. When they are dry the tend to bind sometimes.



Does the final assembly of it all match up with the picture in the book?
 

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Did you take the choke shafts out of the carbs when you cleaned them?



It sounds like you need to oil the shafts. When they are dry the tend to bind sometimes.



Does the final assembly of it all match up with the picture in the book?


Did not remove the shafts. It does look like the pictures. I put 3in1 on the shafts.

The spring is supposed to close the chokes, right?
 

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Yes it should rotate closed when you rotate the choke lever where the cable goes. How was the thin spring before you started? Was it bent up at all?
 

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Yes it should rotate closed when you rotate the choke lever where the cable goes. How was the thin spring before you started? Was it bent up at all?


The spring looked OK. I sucked up my gut and put two more turns on the spring and now the choke closes. Boy, that spring is a fiddley job.

Thanks ,

Craig
 

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OK, but I would take one of those turns back out and see if that's enough.
 
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