Replacing the choke knob

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RideTheLightning, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Hey guys, just wondering if you have any tips as to how to do this. I think something kicked up from the road and hit the little plastic knobby. It still functions but I'd rather not leave it as it.

    Also, would something like this: Enrichener / Choke Knob Cover | Harley-Davidson USA


    Be practical to prevent this from happening again?

    Thanks guys. :)
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As far as i am aware it is not possible to replace the choke knob the whole cable has to be replaced
    a metal cover may help in protecting the knob from road debris

    Brian
     
  3. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Ah man. :shock

    I will have to check my service manual to see how to do this (and get the part obviously). I need to do an oil change too anyways so I will just get it done all at once. :D
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Loosen the large nut on the choke cable that sits behind the mount bracket and choke cable should slip down and off the bracket
    undo the plastic nut that holds it into the carb it is not easy to spin off and a spanner is required to undo it and only get a couple of flats at a time so it is a wee bit of a pest
    the enricher plunger can then be removed from the end of the cable by pressing it against the spring and slipping the feral out of it's seat
    re fit is just the opposite of removal
    removing the tank or the carb may be required to get sufficient access to the plastic nut

    Brian
     
  5. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    You don't have the part number by chance do you? xD
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    29238-92b seems to be the latest part number for a cable enrichment it has superseded all previous part numbers
    i have checked and cross referenced the part number and it seems to be good should cost under 15$ although the best price i can find in the uk is £13:22p

    Brian
     
  7. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    I love you. :D
     
  8. bradthepillowbiter

    bradthepillowbiter Account Removed

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    I bought my cable for $11 and it's super easy to replace.