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Choke cable not working

No tension on choke lever and bike ruuning fast

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Have to take off carb and reattach spring to door the cable broke off of the carb

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How to reattach brake cables on my mountain bike

Hi chermy637

You need to unscrew and loosen the brake pads with an Allen Key until you have enough slack in the cables to reach tboth he pads and brake levers easily. Clutch one brake lever (as you do when braking) to maximum, hook the grommet at the end of the cable into the hole slightly larger than the grommet, then slide it back along the groove leading from the hole so the cable is anchored in the pivot end of the lever, carefully threading it through to the static rest that the lever rests against when released.

Extend the cable, now anchored at the brake lever at the end, down towards the brake pad on the same side of the bike. Feed the grommet of the brake pad end of the cable through the hole in the retaining arm holding the brake pad.

Holding the grommet to stop it springing back through the hole with your subordinate hand, use your principal hand to take the Allen Key and tighten the retaining arm of the brake pad adjusting the orientation of the brake pad and the rim of the wheel as you go along. Just before the gripping point, pull the cable down to take up any slack, pulling any extra length down through the hole with your subordinate hand as you tighten with the Allen Key.

When the cable is held fast at the brake pad end and the brake pads are well aligned with the wheel rim, test for the correct tension on the brake lever and adjust the tension of the cable accordingly.

Repeat the process on the other side of the bike.

I hope this helps.

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How to replace choke cable

In order to replace the choke cable, you must take the carburetor off. Start by taking the air filter assembly off the engine, including the backing plate. Then, disconnect the fuel line, drop the choke cable from it's bracket on the left side of the bike, and loosen and disconnect the throttle cables. There is a vacuum line that plugs onto either the back of the carburetor or the intake manifold. Once all this is loose, pull the carb out of the intake seal and guide the choke cable out of with the carb.

Now, that you have the carb out, using a 14mm wrench, unscrew the choke cable where it goes into the carb. You'll have to take the plunger and spring off the old cable and put it on the new cable. The screw it back into the carb.

Reconnect the throttle cables and vacuum lines and install the carb back into the intake using a new intake manifold seal. If you don't replace this seal, you may wind up with a vacuum leak and have running problems. Reinstall the fuel line and air cleaner assembly. Adjust the throttle cables and make sure the carb works correctly. Never lubricate the choke cable. If you do, it will not stay out when you pull it out. There is knurled tension wheel behind the knob when you pull the knob out. Tighten or loosen the tension on the cable with this. Do not over-tighten the big nut on the backside or the cable housing will break,, cheap plastic stuff.

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What would cause a choke lever to stick. I have a 1995 suzuki katana 750gsx and the choke lever will not move at all. I had to jump the bike to get it started, after getting it started i let it run for...

IT sounds like the choke is stuck in the on position. You need to inspect the cable and make sure it is free to operate or moves freely. Check down by the carberators and follow the cable back up to where it originates from and see if the thing moves freely at the top and bottom. If not the easiest thing to do is buy a new one and install it or Lube the cable you have and see if you can free it up by using some break free or other lubricant like WD-40 and spray the heck out of the thing.

GOOD luck and let me know how things turn out... Sincerely HDTV GURU JAY

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What position should the choke lever be when starting a cold 1986 Shadow motorcycle?

The rubber cover can be tightened or loosened to hold the choke lever in place. I like to set the rubber cover just tight enough to keep the choke out but if I start driving it starts to slip back in by itself. If you pull the plunger all the way out it will raise the idle and should be the best position for the initial start. You may find you have to touch/ twist the throttle just a teeny bit to get the first pop. Then run full choke for the first 10-20 seconds till the fast idle is steady. Then push in the choke till you have a slower more comfortable fast idle. At 45-60 seconds push the choke in just enough to keep it idling. It should be safe to slow drive with the choke out about a quarter of the way. Take the choke off completely when the bike will idle on it's own 1 to 2 blocks down the road. If the bike is still boggy on take off put enough choke back on to get a smooth take off , then while slowly cruising during warm up push the choke all the way back in. Take it easy till the engine is warm.

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I have a set of shimano R700 shifters that came on my wifes bike. (Jamis Xenith Comp with a stock mix of Ultegra/105 & FSA gossamer compact cranks) I have built several road/Mtn bikes & never...

The problem is not with the derailleur tension - that is preset. If the levers worked properly on your wife's bike you may have the cable set just a bit too tight, so that there is too much tension against the outer limit stop when you shift to the large chainwheel. Try backing off the high limit screw. If you can then shift down OK you need to loosen the cable clamp and let the cable slip very slightly looser (and then restore the proper outer limit adjustment). If there's still a problem then the only culprit is the lever.

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How to stop cable disc brake pads from constantly rubbing on disc; what adjustments needed?

Depends on the braking system.

1) turn the adjuster know on the side of the brakes, this will increase/ decrease the distance the pads are from the rotor.

2) adjust the cable adjuster at the brake lever, if it is screwed out (away from) the lever, then turn it back toward the lever to provide a little slack in the cable tension.

3) loosen the cable by loosening the attachment bolt at the brake, letting some of the tension out of the cable, then retightening.

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Your bike clapped out because of riding with choke on a warmed engine. If you have tension in clutch lever still the springs are fine (there are usually five springs). If you have no tension check actuation of cable lever on crankcase. Otherwise, drain oil and remove kickstart and clutch cover and see if clutch actuating lever is functioning and pushing outwards from clutch cover. Check tension of centre nut on clutch basket. This is as far as you should go without qualified assistance or a WORKSHOP manual pertinent to that model. Goodluck and Cheers.

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Triumph daytona 1200 95 running to rich loads of black smoke

hi,first place i would look is the choke circuit of the carburettors,if the bike has a cable fitted to the choke make sure that the cable operates freely,and returning fully to the off position,also check that the lever that the choke operates (on the carb)is returning to the fully off position,failing that,you may have to remove the carbs from the bike and check that the plunger(which is operated by the choke cable)inside the body the carb has not jammed inside its casing,failing that,you may have to have the carbs serviced by someone with a syncronizer to optimize the fuel air ratio,sometimes the mixture screws in some bikes have been known to alter with the vibration etc of normal operation,i would say that it is definatley a carb/choke/mixture problem that will not be to expensive to put right..hope this helps...cheers ian

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The choke is closed (pushed away from you) to start the bike. When it has warmed up the lever can be pulled back toward you opening the choke back up.

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