Choke plunger won't stay out

10 replies to this topic
  • desert_racer99

Posted May 05, 2015 - 07:20 PM


Okay guys I have this really annoying choke plunger that will never stay out unless I hold it out it's a 03 yz450 stock carb... How do I fix this?

  • billygildark5007

Posted May 05, 2015 - 08:17 PM


You would need to order a new one

  • 03yzf450-kuke

Posted May 06, 2015 - 02:52 PM


Pull the rubber back towards the knob from the peiece threaded into tge carb. Then put a zip tie around the little fingers that grab tge pluger shaft. Tgey just get weak after time and dont grab any more without some help lol

  • desert_racer99

Posted May 06, 2015 - 03:57 PM


Okay thank you guys hopefully the zip tie idea will fix it if not I'll just order a new one.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:21 AM


The zip tie "fix" will defeat the sealing boot and create a path for dust or water to enter the carb.  :thumbsdn:

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  • desert_racer99

Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:57 AM


I read something about safety wire being better than a ziptie would this be a better option?

  • grayracer513

Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:14 AM


If you can get it to work, it might be, but either method should only be used as a stop-gap until a new part can be substituted. 

  • 03yzf450-kuke

Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:29 AM


Lol ur too much of THOSE mechanics

  • x_JT_x

Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:34 AM


Yeah he's one of those weird ones with a bike that doesn't blow up on him :D

  • 03yzf450-kuke

Posted May 07, 2015 - 11:28 AM


Ye i only got 150 hours on mine with my choke like that and still runs like a top. I must be a lucky guy

  • 03yzf450-kuke

Posted May 07, 2015 - 11:29 AM


The chances of dirt gettin in there are so slim the chances of me getting in an accident on my way home are higher... maybe i shouldnt drive home either lol

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