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    My choke won't hold, so I have to keep a hold on the chokeknob to keep it engaged. Do i need a new cable or a choke repair kit for the carb?

  • #2
    You can tighten the collar right where it mounts to the metal bracket behind the knob. This will tighten the retention. Don't over tighten though as it's only plastic and cracks easy.
    "There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer."
    Chris, 2004 Roadstar Silverado

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    • #3
      Here?

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      • #4
        Take it apart & do it right. There's TINY detent ball & TINY spring, they are rusted & no longer work. Clean them & reinstall. Wala!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TimB View Post
          Take it apart & do it right. There's TINY detent ball & TINY spring, they are rusted & no longer work. Clean them & reinstall. Wala!
          Inside the carb?

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          • TimB
            TimB commented
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            No, at the plastic nut that everyone breaks by over tightening. Where you have the red arrow in your pic. From memory, there's a small set screw there, remove it & the end comes apart. At least that's the way I recall it from a couple of yrs ago when I did mine.

        • #6
          Thank you to the both of you for your answers

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          • #7
            If...... you do what TimB mention regarding the ball and spring and it still doesn’t hold, you can tighten......alert!!!.....the tension nut under the rubber bumper the “E-N-R-I-C-H-E-R almost touches when you push it in. This is ‘not’ the plastic hex nut the holds the Enricher.......Enricher!!!......SWIDT…in the Enricher bracket.
            If…you try and over tighten the plastic hex nut that holds the Enricher in the bracket…it’s not a Choke, because it richens the mix, and doesn’t choke anything but my thin tolerance…you will break the plastic hex nut, and be very sad.
            DON’T DO THAT.
            Simply pinch the ribbed rubber cover over the tension nut with your finger and thumb…notice there is no wrench or pliers involved…just your pinkies.....and turn it clockwise. righty tightly lefty loosie. Walla or is it Voila??… Peanut Butter and Jelly sammiches, …the Enricher will stay out, until you decide things are rich enough…not that things have been choked enough,… but because things are rich enough.

            Enricher.

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            • SKWEARpeg
              SKWEARpeg commented
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              See the post below.

            • Father Pobasturd
              Father Pobasturd commented
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              Choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke!

            • SKWEARpeg
              SKWEARpeg commented
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              You PO bastard you.

              ENRICHER..ENRICHER....ENRICHER....

          • #8
            You could try shooting a little carb cleaner or WD40 in along the cable under the knob.
            If you get lucky it'll loosen up the dirty innards you won't need to take it apart. Maybe.

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            • #9
              I sold my choke cable & I use one from an 1100. I mounted it to the backside of my K&N 1980. It doesn't use the plastic pieces & won't give me any problems in the future. Some folks use the 1100 left switch box & the 1100 choke is part of that box. Again, no more plastic parts

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              • #10
                Sorry if the pic is huge. This is a brand new enrichener cable that shows how it all stacks up. 2 things first. The rubber that normally covers the outer nut has been rolled back onto the knob, and this cable has nothing attached to it, so don’t expect yours to extend this far.
                Now, notice the notches in the shaft where it comes out of the grommet. This is where the ball bearing rolls in and out of to give you “notches”. Look below the outer nut and you will see the spring that is captive under that nut that keeps tension on the ball bearing. As Skwearpeg said, when you tighten that nut down, working friction is increased on the shaft of the enrichener because the part the nut threads onto is collet cut, and applying tools is a good way to pull the threads off of the sleeve or split the nut in half. Hoped this helps folks understand.


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                • #11
                  Thanks for the explanations folks Made things so much clearer!

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                  • #12
                    If you can't get it to work, you can do what my Harley-riding friend had to do... use one of those spring-loaded clothes pins to hold your enrichener circuit open.

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                    • #13
                      Thanks guys fixed mine today added a new spring from a valve stem core

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by boomerA View Post
                        If you can't get it to work, you can do what my Harley-riding friend had to do... use one of those spring-loaded clothes pins to hold your enrichener circuit open.
                        Works on cars too!

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                        • #15
                          > Getting Back On

                          Twist ties and JB weld.
                          Rough up the outside surface of the black plastic hex nut.
                          Strip the paper or plastic off the bread ties.
                          Use the thin wire ties to secure the two halves of the nut together. Just like sealing a bread bag. Twist the ends to secure the wire around the nut.
                          Mix the JB weld, and apply it to the outside of the wire wrapped nut. When you’re done, it should be fixed.

                          Remember to do this with the two halves in place around the cable, or you’ll have to remove the Enricher from the carb, to slip the nut back onto the end.

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                          • Getting Back On
                            Getting Back On commented
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                            Thank you for the instructions. My issue (or my friends ) isn’t with the hex nut but with the screw part. The post broke away from the rubber stopper. Do you think the JB Weld will hold this together? I’m thinking I need a new cable and since I’m about to rebuild the Carb, it won’t be that big of an issue to replace. If you think this is the way to go (a new cable) any suggestions as to where to get one and which one to get? I’m having trouble finding it on the internet. Called a dealership and they want to sell me one for $120. I know I can get it cheaper. 2007 Road Star Silverado.

                        • #16
                          I’d get a new Enricher cable. I wouldn’t trust the JB weld to fix the other.
                          Yes, there are more reasonable places and prices. Check at Rock River Power Sports, the sponsor of the Forum.

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                          • #17
                            If my carb is fine EXCEPT for the broken shaft of the plastic cable, do I have to take off the carb and tear down to replace just the choke (enricher) cable?
                            To be clear, the nut is fine, my shaft is broken that the nut is on. Go figure. Open to other suggestions as well. Maxair Engineering sells a nice looking one that eliminates the plastic while keeping everything stock I was considering that if I can't come up with an easy fix.

                            Edit: Found some video's that made this fairly self-explanatory. I will have to indeed take the carb off or mostly off to get at the 14mm bolt that is holding the choke (enricher) cable onto the carb. It's a plunger type end that goes into the carb and once this bolt is unscrewed it comes right out to replace the cable or make other repairs. If allowed, here is the youtube video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCiEPNdkI9Q

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                            • #18
                              Very good info guys Thank You very much.

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                              • #19
                                Replaced the choke cable yesterday WITHOUT taking off the carb. It's a tight fit but you can do it. I did remove the tank as I was taking off the AIS system anyways. New choke is working fine.

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                                • J89k
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                                  Did you get the maxair or go oem?

                                  I have the maxair and must admit, I enjoy it.

                              • #20
                                I went OEM as I wasn't sure if the maxair would fit as on the website it said it was for the 42 carb vs. the stock 40 carb or some such. Probably threaded the same but I didn't want to chance it. I also got an OEM one cheap (well cheap as far as it goes) as it was $69 which included shipping and tax.

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