Changing the Choke Cable 1200 84 Iterstate

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Changing the Choke Cable 1200 84 Iterstate

Post by poffutt » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:34 pm

I have all the plastic off my bike and you guys just taught me about the fuel pump. Now when trying to start....I get a little fire but when I went to give it choke, I noticed my choke cable is froze.

Can this be replaced with out having to remove the carbs?

What do I need to remove to get to the cable? Keep in mind the bike is already striped down to its frame.

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Re: Changing the Choke Cable 1200 84 Iterstate

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:23 pm

The carbs do not have to be removed. It's possible (but not easy) to do without sliding the carbs out - you can unfasten the intake runners from the cylinder heads, then slide the entire throttle assembly to the left. You can then get to the choke cable, to disconnect the clamp and the cable itself. Fasten the new choke cable to the end of the old one, and pull it through from the handlebar end. This ensures the new cable is routed exactly the same as the old one. Disconnect the old choke cable from the handlebar control, then connect the new cable in its place.

Oh, and lube up the new cable before you install it, so you won't have to do this again! :)

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