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Old 2 Sep 2012
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xt600z choke cable needed

hi was wondering if anyone can help me source a choke cable for an xt600z 3aj 89 model,cant find one anywhere and my local yam dealer said the part has been discontinued,the cable comes in two parts,its the short piece i need from the junction box to the carb,many thank,peter
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Skip the cable version and install 2KF-14371-01, this is the version you pull directly at the carburetor. It will give you lot less problem than the cable version.


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Maybe Yamaha have now run out, but I've bought 2 of the short cables over the last couple of years for 2 1VJs I've worked on through the parts dept at Fowlers in Bristol. That said, I agree that a choke direct on the carb is not a bad idea: the cable seems to collect moisture and either stick on or rot through on the bend at the carb end.
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hi thanks for ther reply, choke arrived today,not cheap but wasnt gonna be going to spain on monday with a frayed cable,cheers
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Is this the right part?

Guys, I thought I'd simplify the choke set up on my 1VJ Tenere as suggested in this thread and fit the later push-pull type. I ordered the assembly from the States as it was a lot cheaper than the £70+ Yamaha dealers in UK wanted.
The issue I have is that the plunger looks very different, with a central pin, and no o-ring round the plunger. I've fitted it, and it seems to go in ok, and start the bike fine from cold. However, I don't think it's closing properly, so once warm the bike is flooding. Have I missed something here when assembling -it seemed to be just a straight swap...

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I see what you mean, i thought as well it was a direct swap jobbie but like you say the inner part looks wrong & where`s the o`ring?

Part number seems right? 2KF but check the year here, i think it was Oliver (fred333) used one from a TT600 on his XT (don't quote me on that).

Ive never done it myself on my 3AJ but lots have as that cable can bind up, i wanted to do it on my 34L but the frigging oil cooler sits in the way.

EDIT: Ive just asked the question on our 3AJ section Bob & linked it to here, so either way you will get an answer soon.

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Your good to go Bob, Geoff said.

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Thanks Mezo - I'll give it another try and report back....nice to be called a 'lad' by the way - usually just my Dad who does that...and he's 80 this year (and still riding his Guzzi too!)
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Choke mod

Hi Guzzibob,

I think you will find that the 2kf choke assembly will not work correctly. Certainly not in a 34L style carburettor.
(Don't know the 1vj. Have the 34l in pieces and taken the choke out of the 2kf to compare)
The pin extension at the inner end of the 2kf type bottoms in the early body and the choke effectively remains on as you suggest.
If examined, one can see that the sealing is done by a rubber 'face' on the 1vj part, to the carb body. There is a small hole in the body, not deep enough for the later type choke ass.
The 2kf part, the 'pin' prevents the mating of these surfaces.
Shortening the 'pin' will most likley work, as its significance will be in the later body.

Hope this helps.

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Hi, how about the 3tb engines, have they the same carbsetup as the 2kf.
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