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Choke cable, missing parts?

Bought used two weeks ago, manual choke seemed not to fully operate. Today started bike and it revved high, then very high. Shut bike down and cable was very loose. I can move choke by hand on carbs and turn metal piece counter clockwise and bike will idle. Moving the choke on handlebar does not move any thing on carbs. Not sure if I lost a piece or what. Thinking about just loading it up and taking it to dealership to be repaired.

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  • trooper984 May 15, 2009

    The local dealer was actually helpful. He said my carbs were probably gummed up and gave me a price of $610.00 if all things needed to be replaced. He also recommended to use some type of carb cleaner to run through the fuel and to make sure it was "O" ring safe. Any suggestions on what brand?

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Its common on that bike that when the choke cable breaks the owners are to cheap to replace the cable and operate it right off the carbs

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  • Brian May 15, 2009

    if the carbs need to be cleaned make sure you or they replace the gas and make sure the tank is clean once this is done there should be know reason to run any treatment through the gas.

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