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Second Generation Ascots => Tech Section => Topic started by: Bucko on April 09, 2020, 08:32:40 pm

Title: Choke Plunger Alternative ??
Post by: Bucko 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. (

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.
Title: Re: Choke Plunger Alternative ??
Post by: Jack Straw 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.