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Does anyone know how hard of a job it is to change the choke cable on a 1996 VN750 ? Mine broke a couple of weeks ago, and with winter on the way, I need to fix it pretty soon. I can see the connection at the carbs, but there is not much room in there. Is it possible to change this cable without removing the carbs ?
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Does anyone know how hard of a job it is to change the choke cable on a 1996 ? Mine broke a couple of weeks ago, and with winter on the way, I need to fix it pretty soon. I can see the connection at the carbs, but there is not much room in there. Is it possible to change this cable without removing the carbs ?
Thanks for the help.
Hi ncRedneck, Yes,you should be able to replace Choke cable w/o carb removal. I forgot to connect my new choke cable to the carbs prior to mounting. Two months later I installed it.... cable end to carbs first... after 10 minutes of patience, was sucessful. Have no fear !
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Thank you William. I will give it a shot.
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It is kinda tricky to get the ends into the slots but a good pair of long needle pliers worked good for me. Good luck.


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Putting a choke cable on my 69 El Camino is sure a lot easier than on this bike.
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Putting a choke cable on my 69 El Camino is sure a lot easier than on this bike.
And those of us with Electronic Fuel Injection on our vehicles will NEVER have to replace a choke cable...

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Parts like a choke cable can be easily and cheaply replaced, and visually inspected. No so with EFI parts. I have never had a choke cable fail on a Vulcan 750, in fact I can only remember having one choke cable fail at all, on a '94 Yamaha XT225. I did away with the whole oem setup, and went to a carb mounted choke assembly.

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I have not pulled it apart yet, so I cant say for sure that the cable is broke. There is no tension at all on the choke lever. It is still connected at the carb, so either the cable is broke or something is going on inside the lever housing. Other than this small problem, I am very happy with the bike. They seem to be a very well built mid size cruiser.
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Well if you move the lever on the grip and can see the lever on the choke move, your cable is not broken. You might try spraying the whole lever thing on the carb with WD40 , as it might just be sticking. Your cable could just need to be adjusted.

I never had a problem with mindel I'll leave troubleshooting your issue with some one here that's more familiar with the choke system......

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Look in Vulcan verse's for the write-up I did on choke cable replacement. Included a couple of pics too. It's not that hard when you know how.


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