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"choke" control lever won't pull

When I put my baby away for the winter, I noticed that my "choke" control seems to be stuck (stuck OFF, luckily).

I resisted the temptation to pull harder and harder on it to see if it would budge.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

I guess this may end up being my first reason to remove the gas tank and fairing and poke around.
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Hmm. Could it be the slide itself rather than the cable being caught up? Hard to imagine the cable gettin' stuck. Corrosion inside the cable jacketing?
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Not likely corrosion, as it is one of those "worked one day, not the next" items. It probably IS the lever itself, as this manifested itself after I was done bleeding the brakes and clutch (ie. after much messing around with the clutch lever).
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I had a similar problem with choke lever recently. I made the mistake of strong arming the lever a bit too much and ended up having to replace the lever assembly. Here's what you need to look for; pull back the rubber grip along the side of the choke lever. There are three screws that hold the assembly together. Two outer screws hold the assembly to the clutch master cylinder and the one in the middle secures the thumb lever. If your problem is similar to mine, the middle screw has come loose. This screww holds the thumb lever into the remainder of the assembly. If this screw comes out, so will the thumb lever. You should be able to tighten the screw and recover from this. If not, it will cost you about $30 for a new assembly.

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I also had the same problem (further down on the list I think). I did as john did and loosened the screws after pulling back the grip a bit (not a lot). When the screws were loosened, the choke thing freed itself (like it was bound up somehow) and then I tightened down the three screws. The choke thing (fuel enrichener) works perfectly now.

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