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Wr450 choke relocation

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Anyone have any info to offer on relocating the choke to a better spot?

With the acerbic 3.3 gal tank, the choke hits the tank and won't stay out unless you hold it.

Thoughts?

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Hmmmmmm.............. I've never had that problem. What year bike are we talking about? Are the tank mounting rubber bushings in good shape and in the correct location? Can you "shim" the tank on the left side to gain a little more clearance for the choke? How is your jetting? With my '06, when I start mine using three blips of the throttle & choke, I can turn the choke off in about 5 seconds, no exaggeration. So if you can't gain any additionally clearance, perhaps this is an option, just hold it for the 5 seconds?

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The bike is an 05, just been pretty much rebuilt from the ground up.

The jetting is perfect, but when it's only 35 out, the choke definitely helps.

I suppose I could shim the tank out a bit, but I don't think it'll be enough to allow it to stay locked in the out position.

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Anyone have any info to offer on relocating the choke to a better spot?

With the acerbic 3.3 gal tank, the choke hits the tank and won't stay out unless you hold it.

Thoughts?

I had this problem too with my 05 and the Acerbis tank. You could try to flip the rubber grommets around on the tank, but then you run the risk of the right side petcock leaning against the headbolt and burning a hole in the hose, which is not good.

Utimately you just need to get this...

http://www.sisnerosspeedworks.com/ssw-fcr-high-clearance-choke-assembly

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^good info, wonder if i could make something myself

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You could probably cut a half inch off your stock one, thread the brass and put a nut on the end of it to have something to pull on. I might try that as well.

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You could probably cut a half inch off your stock one, thread the brass and put a nut on the end of it to have something to pull on. I might try that as well.

thats exactly what i was thinking too, probably find a small plastic knob to thread on at the local hardware store.

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thats exactly what i was thinking too, probably find a small plastic knob to thread on at the local hardware store.

If you do it before I do be sure to post up some pics!

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^good info, wonder if i could make something myself

You could probably cut a half inch off your stock one, thread the brass and put a nut on the end of it to have something to pull on. I might try that as well.

You'd go through that trouble just to save 25 bucks? Seriously??????

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If you do it before I do be sure to post up some pics!

Will do!

You'd go through that trouble just to save 25 bucks? Seriously??????

It's not the $25, it's the lesson learned about how to do it. I don't plan on owning this bike forever and if I run in to it again I'd rather not have to spend the money a second time when I could have learned how to do it myself. I'm far from cheap, but take a lot of pride in learning to be self-sufficient when ever possible...same reason i've never...ever...in 25+ years of riding, taken a bike to a dealership for service.

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