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    Any advice on a sticky choke lever/cable....hopefully without taking things apart?

    #2
    A teflon based lubricant works well.....Boeshield is good stuff, GT85 can be found in many bicycle shops, get a cable luber...and lube the cables and the lever....should free up with the quickness
    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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      #3
      These are very neglected in my experience and hard to lube in situ as the cable is in three parts. Proper lubing would involve taking the cable out (removing tank etc) and by that point you may as well just bung in a new one. They used to be really expensive (in the UK anyway, about 40 quid) but I believe there are cheaper pattern replacements from the likes of WEMOTO now.

      When replacing the choke cable be careful not to lose the springs and choke needle bits ...
      '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
      Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
      Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
      Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

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      Currently off the road.

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        #4
        Was taking apart my donor Hawk to gain some space and sell some parts... thought Id post these up if someone had not seen this cable lube gizmo in action that I use. I did the clutch cable, but its the same idea...

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          #5
          if the choke pistons inside the carbs (either one) have stuck in place, cable lube won't help much and will need alot of disassembly.
          Last edited by squirrelman; 09-07-2019, 05:34 PM.
          "It's only getting worse."


          MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

          Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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            #6
            Yep. But if you do it ahead of time-preventive maintenance- then maybe no issue.

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              #7
              I guess the pictures never loaded like I thought they had.941BEC79-4545-47C9-80D0-5FE8FB41BE70.jpegF1C917D6-FAE2-47ED-9C1E-18E84B58E5B4.jpeg

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                #8
                You just unscrew the rubber sheath, slip the cable into the slit and tighten it down over the cable sheath to force the lube down the cable. Spray, move cable up and Dow, repeat until lube is visible on other end of cable

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by nozzle View Post
                    I guess the pictures never loaded like I thought they had.941BEC79-4545-47C9-80D0-5FE8FB41BE70.jpegF1C917D6-FAE2-47ED-9C1E-18E84B58E5B4.jpeg
                    These are great and they really work.

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                      #11
                      Doesn't anybody put one end of the cable in the crank case and suck on the other end anymore? All these fancy tools....

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by nozzle View Post
                        I guess the pictures never loaded like I thought they had.941BEC79-4545-47C9-80D0-5FE8FB41BE70.jpegF1C917D6-FAE2-47ED-9C1E-18E84B58E5B4.jpeg
                        that would work to lube the top section but not lube the lower pair of cables, which would need to be removed from carbs to do a proper job.
                        "It's only getting worse."


                        MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                        Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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