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post #1 of 6 Old 02-01-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Alternate Choke Lever Question...

So I was going to do the KLX250 choke lever/plunger upgrade but after reading a few posts decided maybe I should modify the existing one. FYI - I tried JB Weld and it was broken in too many places..... So I found this Magura generic, what do you all think, anybody tried one of these? I'm going to order one and see how it works out unless somebody has tried it and it didn't fit or something otherwise.

http://www.baxtercycle.com/eshopprod...HOKE__LEVE.htm

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The plunger's cheaper and you don't have to figure out how to mount it. I screws into the side of the carb..

Tighten it down, remove the old lever and cable, and you're set..

I've had the plunger for 3 years and I'd never consider going back to the cable. If I bought a new bike, I'd remove the cable and install a plunger..
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Hmmmm, I thought there was a big deal to get the old cable off the carb, something like a plastic or almost impossible to remove nut on the carb..... I need to go downstairs and stare at the carb, 'cause I like the plunger chokes, used them on our RZ350 racebikes back in the day...

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Hmmmm, I thought there was a big deal to get the old cable off the carb, something like a plastic or almost impossible to remove nut on the carb..... I need to go downstairs and stare at the carb, 'cause I like the plunger chokes, used them on our RZ350 racebikes back in the day...
It's a bit tight to get at, and it is plastic, but it's nothing tough. If I remember correctly, a good pair of pliars will be your friend for both removal and install. I'm not a pliars and duct tape sort of wrench, but it's one of those jobs that sorta requires it due to location.
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...so I went down stairs and looked closely at the carb body, looks pretty straight forward to remove the choke cable. I'd like to ride tomorrow so I'm going to leave it alone but will order the KLX250 choke plunger later tonight as it looks pretty easy now that I've taken a closer look.

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The plunger is a little tight to get at to use at first, but before long you can pull and push without looking, even with gloves.. It's just a ways under the tank, but at least it's well protected.
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