remote choke lever

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by egotec22, May 25, 2009.

  1. egotec22

    egotec22 New Member

    just wonderin if you guys know where i could find a remote choke lever so i dont have to bend down every time i start my mb???? answers?????

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    remote lever -- could make one but what a pain

    the small time happy time dealer down the mountain
    has made a simple extension on his bike
    goes up and next to the top bar
    pretty cool
    usually I tell freinds who think they need someTHING extra there at the carb
    give it a little time -- you will know exactly where to find it !!!

  3. sarum

    sarum New Member

    I fixed a 4inch nail in the choke lever, so's I could find it easier while moving. Then I found that, if you hit a few bumps; once warmed up, the weight of the nail opened the choke automatically.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I wish I could post a photo, but no working camera. Still, it's not hard.

    I made a small "tab" out of aluminum. crimped it into the tab that's already there.
    A de-railer cable runs through a small hole drilled into my homemade tab. Small bolts and nuts above and below to hold this cable tight.

    Above this assembly, mounted on the seat tube, is an L-bracket. teeny tiny hole in it. Cable passes through. Spring around cable from L-bracket to aluminum tab.

    Above the L-bracket the cable runs (in a standard, black cable sheath) up to a thumb shifter mounted on the handlebars. Works like a charm.

    Whether or not you need to put the effort (it's not much, though) into it depends on your climate. Those lucky folks in the golden state don't need this. But if you plan on riding when it's down close to freezing and below, then you do want to have a responsive, easy choke adjustment.
  5. jtmiyake

    jtmiyake Member

    Maybe I am just lucky but I stopped using the choke and the engine starts just fine without it. Of course I don't ride when it is very cold out and Portland has mild weather.