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Adding elastic's into the gap( where they could bind , drilling extra holes, changing the friction arm , and tinkering too much with something that should easily be set to "off" do not sound like like good ideas..

At all !

If the choke cannot go easily to zero, you will get bad gas mileage , and running too rich is not good for the engine. But a choke that comes " off" too easily is also VERY annoying .

I did as many have done before on the 1200 Aspy : simple and effective : ( and cheap )

Loosen, then slide the clutch attachment clamp firmly up against the choke lever, then re-tighten .
( may have to do this several times, to get it "right")

Its only got to move about a mm tighter to get it correct.

It still has to be able to move , with the thumb , after starting the ride .

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By golly, that seemed to do it. Now it might actually be a little too tight. Ill need to play around with it some more.

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Geez! Ken suggested that in the 2nd post.
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No offense was intended, Dennis. I guess my old, myopic eyes just missed it.

Ken, I apologize for not giving you the proper credit.


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Ken, I apologize for not giving you the proper credit.
Not a problem.

After my initial post we both focused on how it should work and forgot about the Magiver fix until Dave gave you a slap upside the head.

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Yep, Ken's the Man. Thanks for the picture Ken and the best description for what's going on here. I thought I MacGyvered mine once, but it must have been another Honda or Yamaha. This was still a great discussion and I hope to remember it if my choke lever fails in the future. If that happens I'll MacGyver some ABS glue on it, If that doesn't work I might try to MacGyver it with a wood burning pen.


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I don't know any good lawyers (If there's such a thing), I can't ship guns across the boarder and I'm out of money so you're shlt out of luck.

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My choke tensioner was worn,so I removed it,and dabbed a bit of ABS slurry on it,to build it back up.
It works great,now .

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