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Old 11-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #12511
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The "choke" (quotes cause it's really NOT a choke) circuit on the carbs should have small brass plungers attached to the cables. The springs keep the plungers pressed against the cable ends.

Each brass plunger must also have a small black seal on the end that contacts the carb body to....uhmmmm seal.



The photo here also shows that I've ungraded my springs to stronger ones to make certain the plungers stay put when OFF. The thin wire spring is the standard Honda part.

It would appear you were running just a bit on the rich side....wow...credit to the TA to even run at all like that.

Thanks for the pic and info! I just found a service manual download and it had a nice, large diagram. The cables and everything are correct. I guess I was expecting a 'plunger' like on my Hawk as the carbs are pretty much the same design. So it would seem that the springs on mine are toast. The bike has 53000+ miles on it so I won't fault them.... even Honda can't make stuff that bulletproof. LOL. I wonder if swapping over the plungers from a Hawk would work. Seems like a poor design on the Alp, esp. considering the do it all design of the bike. Obviously the cheaper route is to buy a similar spring and cut it down like you did. Great shot of the package too for the right size spring.
Thanks again for the quick reply and good info!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #12512
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Make sure the little black rubber/neoprene/polymer or whatever seals are present and in good shape.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #12513
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Make sure the little black rubber/neoprene/polymer or whatever seals are present and in good shape.
Yep, they are. I'm trying to find an actual pic of the Hawk plunger to post as a comparison..... my internet is acting up....... I'll edit this if I find one.

Turns out the Hawk site was down for maintenance. Here is what the choke plunger looks like on them. Could be a good mod if they just swap over. Do I feel like stripping my Hawk down.... THAT is the question. LOL
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #12514
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Yep, they are. I'm trying to find an actual pic of the Hawk plunger to post as a comparison..... my internet is acting up....... I'll edit this if I find one.

Turns out the Hawk site was down for maintenance. Here is what the choke plunger looks like on them. Could be a good mod if they just swap over. Do I feel like stripping my Hawk down.... THAT is the question. LOL
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #12515
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Interesting......

I don't believe the TA carbs have a port that would receive the long tip on the Hawk plunger.

Others may have better photos of the carb.

The TA cables are also sensitive to correct routing
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #12516
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Hi Mix,
with that amount of snow there is only one solution: get yourselve a bunch of sled-dogs and turn the whole thing into fun, fun, fun!!!

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:07 PM   #12517
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Sorry, missed to put in the pic:

More kind regards, Bambi ... summer-time-biker, winter-time-musher
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #12518
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Hi just thought id show you my transalp, my 2nd big bike the first xt350 blew up lol, thought id show you some places its been. dunno how the photos work but ill try.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:45 PM   #12519
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #12520
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Italy trip 2010 to see the Moto Gp. Campsite in Germany.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:50 PM   #12521
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Hi Mikello,
welcome here and a nice bike you've got. The 2. pic shows hard knott pass, doesn't it? Been there 14 and 16 years ago with my Triumph on our journeys from Germany to the Isle of Man. Real highlight of the tour! If I'd be living there I had to find a reason to go over the pass every day ...
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:43 PM   #12522
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If anyones interested I have this in the flea market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...4#post17326564
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #12523
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Hi Mikello,
welcome here and a nice bike you've got. The 2. pic shows hard knott pass, doesn't it? Been there 14 and 16 years ago with my Triumph on our journeys from Germany to the Isle of Man. Real highlight of the tour! If I'd be living there I had to find a reason to go over the pass every day ...
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Yes that picture was of the Hard Knot Pass last year! the 3rd pic was at Black Forest in Germany. Dont know if you've been there but i wouldn't mind getting lost in that scenery again
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:07 PM   #12524
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Damn, Jerry

You're selling the TA? You sold the Triumph, right?

What are you riding? Don't tell me you've finally bought a BMW?
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #12525
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Hello Mike,
concerning Black Forest: I've been there, too and I agree ... but there are so many places where one should get lost ...
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