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Choke Cable Routing
« on: June 06, 2020, 06:31:32 AM »
I have a T-Handle choke cable that binds and is hard to pull. When new, I shortened the outer sleeve which may be the issue. How should it be routed to an HS4? Thanks for any help!
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Re: Choke Cable Routing
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 09:22:49 AM »
That route you have looks about right. No sharp bends, all ok.
 The issue may be in the cable or the linkage on the carb. you will have to do a bit of detective work to find out where it is binding.
 My first step would be to get some silicone spray along the inner cable then work from there.
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Re: Choke Cable Routing
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 11:48:22 AM »
Thanks, Steam !
I have some silicone spray I use on the garage door rollers. I’ll give it a try. My mate suggested I run a drill bit on the end of the outer sleeve where I trimmed it to removed any burrs. I’ll see if that helps.
Jon
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Re: Choke Cable Routing
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 11:34:25 AM »
Speaking from experience, I think you'll find, as you noted yourself, the difficulty in pulling it is due to the length of the choke cable itself. I have the same issue with my Moke. It's functional, but in hindsight I should have kept the length of the sleeve. The factory ones are much longer.
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Re: Choke Cable Routing
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2020, 04:02:25 AM »
I think you are correct, Pre10der. The original cable almost reached the front panel, before I trimmed it.
I did get it moving by rubbing a silicone stick on the inner cable. Also, the abutment plate hole is not exactly in line with the choke lever which does not help. I'll see how the engine heat affects it.
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Jon
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Re: Choke Cable Routing
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 02:00:43 PM »
I reckon your bend maybe to tight, as its a solid wire rather than braided cable.

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