Sorry, a newbie question...OK, so my '15 touring was running poorly while driving, stopped and found the old choke spring, the large one on the left in the picture came off. I couldn't figure out how the old spring went back on, I had to order some other parts so I ordered a new spring as well. Can one of you folks describe how either the old spring, or the new one I bought goes back on. Thanks
John, the choke arm has to come off the shaft to fit a new spring. That usually means filing off the piened over end of the shaft. I have re-fitted the arm on the same shaft after fitting the spring, but it needs soldering to keep it there.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Looks like the large one is some type of clever accessory spring that allows you to repair a broken choke spring without removing the arm?
I'm thinking the upper fork may go around the fuel inlet??
Try it several ways, might just fit in there (or it may be some earlier owners band aid fix coming from something else)
John, the new spring goes behind the choke arm. Easiest way to replace it is to remove the carb, then remove the choke plate from the shaft, then slide the shaft out and replace the spring.
Roger is correct in both assumptions - accessory spring to "get you by".
This should give you an idea how to install it.
Looks like a regular NH carb to me. No filing or soldering needed. Kenny's instructions are right on the mark. When the stock spring is installed it looks like this, with the spring coil wrapped around the shaft and the sticking-out end through the little hole.
On my Kingston L4, the choke plate fits into a slot in the choke shaft and is held in place with a large staple. I was able to bend the legs of the staple up, pull out the staple, then slip out the choke plate from the shaft slot. Then the shaft slipped out from the carb body, giving me access to replace the choke spring.
Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly, as they say.
Thanks guys. I think I'll try to re-install the "choker spring" per the drawing and go from there.
Thanks to all again
You might want to bend over the spring tang sticking out from the choke lever, Steve - looks like a finger/hand gouger, for sure !
Most Holley NH & Kingston butterflys utilize a staple to attach it to the shaft - some late model NH & Vaporizers use an upset in the butterfly itself.
LOL I wish I had a picture of my return spring.
It goes from the choke arm back to the body.
Like this arrow
Kenny, why didn't I think of that? Makes perfect sense.
Allan from down under.
Re-installed the choker spring as shown on the box from Steve.....Works great. Thanks to all