choke lever not working anymore

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by superpimp, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. superpimp

    superpimp Adventurer

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    Well lately my SE won t start or start after 5-6 re-starts.
    I noticed the choke lever no longer works like it did before.
    When i pull the lever wide open or close it during start up there is no rpm changes anymore like before.

    The only thing i have done lately is handlebar risers, but cant recall if the problem started before or after this mod or not.

    I checked during normal engine operations if the rpm will change while turning the handlebars far left and far right and everything seems fine.

    Any clues guys
    Thanks
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  2. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    I'd start by pulling the airbox cover and making sure the choke cable isn't broken or something, and that it's all adjusted properly. When I bought mine the choke cable was so stretched that it only came on half way.
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  3. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Check cables. I was a bit too keen and sprayed brake cleaner over the clutch master cylinder but some made it down the choke cable a glued the slide together where the one cable splits to two.
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  4. superpimp

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    Thanks i ll check it out!
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  5. superpimp

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    Ok took the airbox and filter out.
    Both cable end are attached to the carbs.I did notice one of the cable is frayed,well i can see some sort of spring threw the tubing
    ( the tubing is splitted ).
    Well i pull the choke full open i do see some sort of tention being applied to the rest of the cable but no luck the choke is still nit being applied.
    Guess ill send her in to the dealer for a check or choke cable replacement.
    :puke1
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  6. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Grab a 10mm open end and remove it, check it, adjust it and/or replace it yourself. You're right there...
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  7. superpimp

    superpimp Adventurer

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    Y a i could try unscrewing the carb end off.
    Im trying to figure out how it works it looks like a plastic elbow fitting whre the cable goes in the carb.
    called the dealer he said it was 110$+ taxe if its a choke cable replacement but he said it might not be the source of my problem.
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  8. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    How's the adjustment at the handlebar end? Is there room to unscrew the barrel adjuster and take up some of the slack?
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  9. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    My choke cable was out of its groove. This gave me lots of morning starting problems, till my mechanic discovered it.
    Cheers.
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  10. DiggerD

    DiggerD Long timer

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    The first / last time I checked the valves I left all the cables intact and placed the carbs up in the handle bar area. My 04 is used and it must not have been the first time the carbs were set aside like that. The choke cable was kinked and will not return with the handle. I took the handle off the cable for now and will replace the cable next time in for vavle check or ? ?
    It takes quite the pull with fingers to choke on a cool day, but I can see the cable with out the handle to make sure I push the choke off,
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  11. superpimp

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    Well, the ball end of the cable is in the groove of the plastic handle at the handlebar; and the slack seems to spec it says 3mm in the manual.
    Ill try taking it off this weekend on the carb end and see if it moves correctly.
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