08-07-2003, 10:49 AM
I did a search on the subject but, still did not get the information that I needed. After my bike sits for a few days, the choke will freeze up. After a bit I can force the choke lever down, but then it will not release. The lever will move freely but, the idle stays high. I have to move the choke lever on and off numerous times to get the choke to release. The problem is not in the cable itself, but in the slides on the carberators. The cable for the choke runs down to a slide on the carbs the actuates the choke on all four carbs. The question I have is, has anyone had this happen? If so what do I need to do to the slide or to the carbs to get it to work correctly? I have never taken the carbs off but, I am very mechanically inclined, so anything I need to do, as long as I have the tools, is not a problem. T http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gifhanks
08-07-2003, 01:33 PM
sounds like the cable is hosed. very common on these SRAD's, especially if the bike sits outside (rust and shit). CABLES NEED LUBE HOMEY!!!
are you sure its not the cable?
its easy to get at, no you do not have to remove the carbs, its on the front side of the carbs under neath the airbox. just lift your tank, remove the airbox, then you'll see where the cable comes and attaches on there. the carbs are not that hard to remove, if it is the slider for the carbs you might have to see if its getting hung up or something else with the carbs. i dont know the carbs all that well since mine is FI http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
08-09-2003, 12:03 AM
I had the same problem. Funny thing is I thought it wasn't the cable as well. But big surprise it was the cable, I heard that it is a common problem.
08-09-2003, 02:04 AM
I had a similar problem on my 97 600.
Your cable is sticking from not lubing it enough.
Replace the choke cable and it should take care of the problem.
A new cable is around $10-15 if that and takes about 10 minutes to replace. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
08-09-2003, 02:51 PM
I had to replace the cable on my bike this week,I made sure to lube the new one before I installed it.You should try taking the cable off and moving the slides with your hands or screw driver or whatever,they should be spring loaded and they should return to choke off when you're not pulling on them,if they do,get a choke cable but if they don't you'll have to try to free them up somehow,lube or something,but I've never heard of any sliders sticking,yours could be the first.