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post #1 of 8 Old 09-04-2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Harly choke cable

I recently read (don't remember where) about someone who took the handlebar choke assembly off and replaced it with a Harly unit (same carb as certain Sportsters) that mounts under the gas tank....does any one have any info on this, like a part #, etc.? thanks, Raydog
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-04-2008, 06:23 PM
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Or you can use the short choke assembly for the KLX. Kaw #16016-0013.
About $22 at my dealer.

This is a short assembly that only protrudes about 1 1/2 inches from the carb. You can rotate the carb pretty well without removeing it. It's kind of clumsy at first, but no BD after a little experience.

If I remember the Sportys correctly, you'd have to fabricate some type of bracket to attach the "finger end" somewhere.
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Thanks, "BI" that really helps....for some reason, I like the idea of it on the carb. Think I'll order that part. Raydog
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-05-2008, 10:54 AM
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Bigiron's carb plug recommendation is perfect.. I've had one on my bike for a year and it works perfectly!!
I guess the only remote issue is that you can't control it, like you can with a lever. It's either on or off..
This hasn't been a problem, though.. If the bike's cold, I pull it out (it stays out with it's own detent) and let the bike run for 20 or so seconds, and then let it idle.

Perfect!!
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-13-2008, 01:08 AM
 
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Or you can use the short choke assembly for the KLX. Kaw #16016-0013.
About $22 at my dealer.

This is a short assembly that only protrudes about 1 1/2 inches from the carb. You can rotate the carb pretty well without removeing it. It's kind of clumsy at first, but no BD after a little experience.

If I remember the Sportys correctly, you'd have to fabricate some type of bracket to attach the "finger end" somewhere.
Thanks for the tip BI, think I'll do that to my 08 as I am used to it on my KTM.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-20-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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I did the Harley Cable, due to breaking the upper lever on the handlebars too many times, because of all the Forrest Riding I do. The Harley Cable hasn't worked well for me, it protrudes to much and doesn't get a good pull on it. I'm going to try this KLX Pull Lever.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-21-2008, 12:18 AM
 
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What????

Being KLR riders I was expecting more cheap ass replies. LOL

Cut the cable and put a pinch nut on the end and fab up a bracket to bolt to the carb screw and ..........



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post #8 of 8 Old 09-21-2008, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well, here's my update! This all started when gas just started pumping out of the top of the carb (white nipple that used to route to the airbox). I took it all apart, rejetted, replaced the $140 diaphram, adjusted the float bowl, boiled out the carb body....then put it all back together and test ran it......GAS PUMPED OUT THE TOP AGAIN! In discussing it with a Kawi mechanic, he said the only thing left was the tiny fuel enrichening diaphram under a small plate on the left side of the carb. I replaced THAT one ($40 part) and yesterday (Saturday) put it all back and tested it....IT WORKS! It's smoother running and idles at 800 rpm. I'm so please and will stay with the stock choke system (probably better for winter use anyways...used more in 30-45 degree riding compared to summer use...Reno). Now to transfer my electric glove harness to the KLR from the Hayabusa. Raydog
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