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Old 06-26-2002, 01:22 PM
NoPro NoPro is offline
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The Kawasaki Chokes


Hoping someone can help me fix a problem with a new Gravely that, I think, has a Kawi FH451V engine on it. Its 13HP.

The Choke does not dissengage after starting the unit. I had them "fix" it before trailering it home, but the fix is not satisfactory. If I can save the repair guy and myself time, I'd like to try and see if I can do something myself. Right now, I can put the throttle all the way down and it just springs back up without any change in engine speed (as if control isn't functioning). I will say about half the time the throttle does drop down.

This is frustrating. Is it common on these engines to have poor choke actuation?

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Old 06-27-2002, 01:04 AM
khouse khouse is offline
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when you move the throttle lever do you see any linkage moving down at the engine? you may need to order a complete throttle cable and control lever if you don't.
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Old 06-27-2002, 03:53 PM
NoPro NoPro is offline
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There is linkage behind the actuating lever. I plan on taking off the cable, where it goes into the lever to be sure the cable is not sticking and then check the lever, then, etc, etc.
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