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Old 11-11-2012, 06:57 AM
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Smile Re: Choke lever? hard to get going

My 66 build needs a little choking coldstarting since I changed to the Speed carb a couple years back. It's better than having the bogging the old NT have and it disappears after the first few hundred yards-

it was a hassle to reach down while moving and I was thinking of putting on a thumbshifter and spring ti the choke lever
I knew I'd seen a thread or two here so I used the search and it came up with this:

So I decided to see what I may be able to do otherwise, and then simply took a spoke-

bent the hub end around the lever and stuck the other up through my frame tubes- fits perfectly- just enough side to side tension wedging between the tubes and it won't fall forward before getting stopped by the tank-

it's not a hands on the bar solution like a thuimbshifter but I'm gonna giove it a try and should be much easier to operate without fishing around for it-

usually just needs a quick bit on, a few hundreds yards of warming and then a push off

here it is:
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