Choke return spring


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Choke return spring

Postby kane67 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:18 am



I noticed a bit bad idle, after doing all new vacuum hoses, carb cleaning and so on...
It was backfiring slightly so I removed choke cable and lubricated. Put it back with clearance that it can't be "on" by wrong adjustment.

Still not so good idle, I noticed the left carb "choke pin" fork was keeping it open a bit.
So, is my return spring correctly? Or how should it be placed that it 100% will keep choke off?


Edit: is this spring original at all, can't find any pics on web...

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Re: Choke return spring

Postby kane67 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:42 pm

Well, as the cable feels sticky... I took it off. I will buy new one.

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Re: Choke return spring

Postby ct1500 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:14 am

The starter (enricher) valve has a spring internal for the plunger in addition to the enricher lever spring right next to it on the carb body. All enricher linkage on the carbs should move smoothly, equally and close fully by themselves, if not then linkages under top plate likely are skewed some from someone previously messing with the carbs as evidenced from different screws installed for top plate.

That external spring is not normal.
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Re: Choke return spring

Postby kane67 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:33 am

Yes, tested without choke cable and it returns nicely back. So the choke cable is bad and someone before me made a "fix" with the spring...

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Re: Choke return spring

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:24 am

Just shaking my head at the lengths people will go to "fix" things improperly. Fix the symptom rather than the cause.




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