|12-01-2008, 07:12 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Memphis, TN
Ever replace a broken choke?
I was in the woods today on a hunting trip. I had a lot of trouble getting my 99 Foreman 450ES to start. I managed to get it running and get it out of the woods, but there was a HUGE amount of smell of gasoline, and the tank ran dry. Fortunately the reserve got me and the ATV to my truck.
I took it to my car mechanic buddy who looked and said, "Your choke cable boot where it connects to the carb is busted in two places."
He said I'd have to get the part from Honda.
My question is--has anyone here replaced that boot, and is it difficult to do? (I'm not a mechanic, but I'm handy with tools).
|12-01-2008, 10:24 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: St.marys, Ontario
hey. u wont be able to replace just the boot. trust me ive tryed. honda makes u buy the whole choke "kit". it comes with everything that goes in the carb for the choke and the boot. i had to pay $50 for that kit. which IMO is a retarded price for some plastic and rubber. anyway i dont think the boot being ripped is gonna not make it start. because the boot just protects the cable from rusting. i could be wrong but i think thats all it does. sounds like something else is wrong with it.
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|12-01-2008, 10:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
I installed this choke valve kit about 1 year ago & it still works fine, and half the price. Here's you a link <a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-HONDA-300-400-450-CHOKE-VALVE-REPAIR-KIT-FOURTRAX_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742Q2em153Q2e l1262QQcategoryZ43972QQihZ026Q
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