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    Jammed Choke


    bike: 04' kawasaki 636 condition: used but practically new.

    Some how my choke is stuck. I was able to open it up a little bit but it seems that it wont close all the way causing the bike to rev high in idle. Has this happened to anyone before? I want to start a thread before I take it apart and tackle the problem.

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    Jammed Choke

    are you sure it is stuck open and some j-ass didn't mess with your idle adjust knob in a parking lot somewhere? I thought the 636 was injected guess not, also you can get some cable lube and spray it down from the top inside the cable and that could loosen it up with minimal "surgery" if the lever is hard to move

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by reiobard
    are you sure it is stuck open and some j-ass didn't mess with your idle adjust knob in a parking lot somewhere? I thought the 636 was injected guess not
    it is so I really do need it, but now that it's open i'm pulling more rpms than I need.

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    if you want i can be as useless as can be on lunch with you tomorrow and see if we can break it or something... oops i mean try to fix it... i would try the cable lube though. Is the lever hard to move?

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by reiobard
    if you want i can be as useless as can be on lunch with you tomorrow and see if we can break it or something... oops i mean try to fix it... i would try the cable lube though. Is the lever hard to move?
    very... I'm gonna mess around with it tonight so I'll have an update tomorrow.

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    Jammed Choke

    Any cable gets worn & sticky after a while, but this sounds soon for choke cable

    Also check to see if it has been rerouted or if any cable ties are missing to hold it in place

    I recently had the choke cable on my SV replaced, (130k) even after it was replaced I had a slight problem when turning the handlebars, had to add more zip ties to keep it from shifting around

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    Originally posted by RandyO
    check to see if it has been rerouted or if any cable ties are missing to hold it in place
    good point. bent cable would explain it..

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    just curious. Is there a certain type of cable lube to use or would wd-40 work well?

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    i know they sell stuff specifically designed for lubing cables. I personally have never done it but i have been reading a bit about it and short of a pinched cable this seems to describe what the problem might be

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by Punjistick
    just curious. Is there a certain type of cable lube to use or would wd-40 work well?
    WD-40 Is NOT a lubricant.

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by reiobard
    I thought the 636 was injected guess not,
    The 04 636 is. That is a fast idle lever. Similar end result ensues as a choke but it's occuring in a different way then a regular carbed/choke.

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by somestrangeguy
    The 04 636 is. That is a fast idle lever. Similar end result ensues as a choke but it's occuring in a different way then a regular carbed/choke.
    Fair enough.


    Swan, did you get that thing figured out?

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by reiobard
    Swan, did you get that thing figured out?
    Didn't get much of a chance yesterday to look at it. I should have time tonight... Doesn't look like i'm going to make it to MN tonight either so I'll have a little time after work to look at it more.

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    Jammed Choke

    whats the cut papa?

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    Couldnt find any pinched cables. I'm going to take it apart, I think there might be somthing in the joint of the lever itself.

    This damn rain is so depressing I don't want to look at my bike.

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    Jammed Choke

    So uh yeah how about an update!!

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    still stuck. I havent had time time to take it apart. At least it's not reving high like it was. I might try to tackle it later tonight since im womenless for the next couple days. Time to get some shit done.

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    It may be a few more days she cooks damn good man!!

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by rmbbikes
    It may be a few more days she cooks damn good man!!

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    got cocked and came home too late to see straight to check the choke.

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by somestrangeguy
    The 04 636 is. That is a fast idle lever. Similar end result ensues as a choke but it's occuring in a different way then a regular carbed/choke.
    Why the hell would they choke an injected engine?

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by capt1014
    Why the hell would they choke an injected engine?
    cold starts.

    With the choke on it usualyy takes me two trys to kick it over. Without it on it usually starts right up... weird i know.

    I'm still learning all the mechanics of my bike so i'm not sure if that's normal or not.

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    03 636 here, Had the same problem. Just keep playing with it back and forth and it will work itself free. Trust me. Took me a good 15 minutes but it will. And when it does lube it up. Also, get in the practice of moving the lever every ride even if its hot. I never us mine unless it is very cold, But move it back and forth a few times when your stopped waiting for a buddy to get ready.

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by capt1014
    Why the hell would they choke an injected engine?
    Only Chuck Norris could choke an injected engine.

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    Jammed Choke

    Originally posted by capt1014
    Why the hell would they choke an injected engine?
    They don't, really. It's a 'fast idle' lever...

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    Jammed Choke

    Swing by with it this weekend. I'll take look/feel and a wheelie...

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