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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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choke lever

Dumb questionmy choke lever seems to be a bit stiff anyone ever try to lube one of these up to free it? and also on fuel injected what exactly is this knob hooked to all my fi bikes was all electronic?

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Stiff is fine plus you should only be using the choke knob for about 5-10 seconds max anyway.
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I believe it's really more of a "fast-idle" knob than a choke. I only use mine for cold starts. Then it's pushed back in right away. FWIW
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I just got my bike and I live in ontario so it has been cold up here warmer than usual but bought it in the winter for a better price right now snowmobiles are the premium. So mine need a little more than a few seconds than a start up I was just wonder what it was hooked to is all. Waiting for the snow to melt have nothing better to do!

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yes, technically it is a fast idle. Pull it out to start and push it right back in. The cable is attached under the throttle bodies.

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I noticed that when I use my fast idle, which isn't much. the knob sucks itself back in just a little. Still Idles fast but not at full. Any thoughts
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probably just the way the cable is routed. It goes up and under the throttle bodies and probably under full pull has a little tension which slackens off. Mine used to do that as well, it doesn't matter. It's not enough to make a difference, especially if it starts fine.

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I do lube that cable a little, right there behind the knob. I squirt a little amsoil syn grease inside that housing as best I can. It helps but only lasts for about 3-4 months.

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everyone keeps saying push it right back in after firing up but what would be the downside to letting it idle high for 5 mins? it just warms up the bike quicker doesnt it?

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everyone keeps saying push it right back in after firing up but what would be the downside to letting it idle high for 5 mins? it just warms up the bike quicker doesnt it?
Fouling your plugs....it was meant to be used for the cold start and then closed off once the engine is lit.



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