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Choke Cable

    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:01 AM PST
    When I pull my choke cable out and start the Evo and walk 5 feet away the cable sides back in causing engine to die  .
    Has anyone else had this problem?
  • g
    January 12, 2010 2:03 AM PST
    evo car ?
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:04 AM PST
    bike
  • g
    January 12, 2010 2:19 AM PST
    ok ,sorry duno ??
  • January 12, 2010 2:19 AM PST
    Choke should lock in place with a slight clockwise turn of the knob
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:32 AM PST
    No problem g. I should of made that a little clearer.

    TheX, I've tried that, but it still slides in.
  • January 12, 2010 2:34 AM PST
    If the mounting nut is tight then; it's time for a new cable
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:38 AM PST
    Thats what I figured. Just wanted to hear it from someone else. Thanks
    • 5418 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:38 AM PST
    Krum,

    Very common problem... Where the choke knob mounts to the bracket there is a nut on the back. When you tighten that knob it crushes an o-ring applying tension to the shaft, which is what holds it in the desired position. Just snug that nut up and you should be fine.

    If you can't tighten it, yo may need to take it apart and replace the 0-ring...you can go to ACE Hardware and buy one for 17 cents or go to Harley and spent a few bucks :)

    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 2:53 AM PST
    That was a quick fix. Worked like a champ.
    Thank you Lucky
  • g
    January 12, 2010 3:02 AM PST
    is it one of them HD bikes ?? ,if so just get a new bike ,lol,sorry it was a joke ,lol
    • 844 posts
    January 12, 2010 3:09 AM PST
    Wow, thanks Lucky. I have just been dealing with it, sitting on my bike holding the choke until it was warmed up.
  • January 12, 2010 4:05 AM PST
    Thought I asked if the mounting nut was tight*LOL*
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 9:06 AM PST
    That you did. me bad
  • January 12, 2010 10:07 AM PST
    Yup, mounting nut like others said. Have had the same thing happen to me. Don't have that problem with my S&S. No cable.
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 11:46 AM PST
    Yeah it was pretty simple once it was pointed then spelled out, lol.
  • January 12, 2010 3:00 PM PST
    TheX wrote...
    If the mounting nut is tight then; it's time for a new cable


    +1 here on replace cable if mounting nut is tight learned the hard way .. trying to tighten the nut too much ..
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    • 17147 posts
    January 12, 2010 10:44 PM PST
    Hey is it just me or are you all getting choked up over this post????

    Sorry Krum
    Actually that was a good fix from Lucky. I had a similar trouble a few years ago.
    • 119 posts
    January 12, 2010 11:16 PM PST
    Yeah, I think we choke this subject enough!!!