Author Topic: Choke Plunger Alternative ??  (Read 1182 times)

Bucko

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Choke Plunger Alternative ??
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:40 pm »
Found a reference to these in a Facebook post.  Apparently they fit the VT500C and presumably VT500FT as well.  I know the cable operated choke plungers (for lack of a better expression) have not been available for years.  This might be a viable alternative.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192164534997?fbclid=IwAR1iP62GYaVcvJpBDy3vLMQT1J_8d-Fju9VhxwjqJ67zcoFt9PBlmBValMk

Note the comments lower down in the listing.

Quote from: ""
"Fits my Keihin!

I was skeptic on purchasing this because its for a Mikuni and I have a Keihin carb.  But it fits my 85' Honda VT500C perfectly.  I only bought 1 just to make sure it would fit, so now I just got to buy 1 more.
I'm cleaning up the bike and getting rid of the cables.  They were clugged up shut anyways so the cable lever wouldn't even move.
These are half the price of a Keihin brand choke plunger and will work.  They even lock open as well.  Highly recommend this, great quality!"

Maybe there's even a way to adapt parts from the eBay item to the original cable operated version.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2020, 08:51:26 pm by Bucko »

Jack Straw

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Re: Choke Plunger Alternative ??
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 11:57:26 am »
These plungers are a great solution to old, worn, units, and sticky cables.  I'm ordering a couple.