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    Question 1982 GL500 Choke stuck?

    Hello ya'll as you may know I have recently bought a GL500 motorcycle as my first bike. Went to start it up for the first time and noticed the choke knob is broken. I see where it was broken off and I see a tiny bit of a flat piece of metal but when I try a pull up on it it doesn't pull up at all. Is this an issue or am I just an idiot?
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    I also noticed at the end there is a little piece with rubber on it that can turn left or right maybe or tension? I have no idea I am very much just a green horn.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without any loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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    there is an adjuster nut at the base should be under

    the little rubber cap.

    And Yes water can migrate into the sheathCovering

    and seize any cable I've ever seen.

    As its broke/stuck near 1/2 century old.............

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    You wont regret buying a new one. So much easier to start when the cable works correctly.
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    Yes, new is best. Not hard to find. Post up a pic of what you have (see photo tips below) and maybe we can help a bit. It may be that the carb connection is faulty too.
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    They are plastic where the knob attaches to the motorcycle and I have broken two of them, aftermarkets I have seen did not have the adjustment but I modified mine to hold it closed.I cut three small notches on the choke shaft and put a paper clip to hold it. When it warms up rotate the clip until it comes out of the notch.Name:  IMG_0656[1].JPG
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Size:  406.5 KBHere's how the original one works. They are a pita to put on.Choke Knob - CXGL
    1982 Honda GL500 I SilverWing Interstate " Its not the destination but the journey and Ride Safe "

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    Has anyone tried this one?It's not the same but it looks close.Genuine Honda - Choke Cable - 17950-425-000 - CB750 CB900 - 1979-1982
    1982 Honda GL500 I SilverWing Interstate " Its not the destination but the journey and Ride Safe "

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    Correct me if I am wrong but is the choke cable not the same as the older 1100cc Goldwings? I may be wrong here?
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    Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way you'll be a mile away and he'll be shoeless.

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