Choke turns itself on.

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  1. motorizeverything

    motorizeverything New Member

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    So after chasing countless air leaks, I finally got rid of them; however I have a new issue. For whatever reason the choke turns it self on now when riding, and it causes the bike to run way too rich and bog out. I wonder if there is some mechanical issue that is causing this or if it is merely that the choke rides up a little after each bump. Any ideas?
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    You gotta loose nut!
    on the pivot bolt.
    Remove air filter and do the deed.
     
  3. motorizeverything

    motorizeverything New Member

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    thanks, that was it! I thought it was held in with pin from the looks of it, and that's what threw me off
     
    #3 motorizeverything, Feb 12, 2019
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  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Common problem. I used to carry a rubber band with me in case it loosened up on a ride.
     
  5. lewdog7431

    lewdog7431 Active Member

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    I've got the same problem with my stock carb the fuckin choke gets loose and rises closing off the air, like thr man said and it works ,a rubber band or a hair tie around the float and and the choke arm one twist of the rubber and it'll hold down
     
  6. BlindAngel

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    I replaced the but with a nylon lock nut and have not had a problem since.
     

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