I am trying to restore my T160 back to the stock choke setup. Have all the parts except the junction box clamp. (Thanks L.A.B., I see from parts book it is # 83-1549). I think it is missing either because the mechanic tossed it during the PWK conversion or because the single cable from lever (attached to the L carb) to junction box is only 12” long (casing length, not nipple to nipple). So when I route it up and under the seat it ends up over the middle of the battery
pointing at 45 degrees to where the clamp should be, and it won’t reach the clamp by some inches. In order to enter the junction box from behind for a smooth pull it would need to have another 20” or so to loop around 135 degrees. So maybe when I had the bike years ago the junction box was floating around the L or middle of the battery
sort of like the drawing in the shop manual
. I don’t like that because the L carb cable is too long and in the way and has to make a sharp bend while R cable may be too short, tending to pull the choke up, and the middle cable is right under where the tank bolts to the frame . The early T50 setup with 3 carb cable lengths would make more sense here.
So I am thinking of:
a) replacing the short cable from the lever with the longer early T150 one 60-1968 that went to handlebar to make it loop around 135 degrees under the seat with minimal sharp turns, allowing use of the junction box clamp or let the junction box float over the battery
, so that cables would enter and leave the junction box in a straight line OR,
(b) forget the clamp and keep the 12” cable and leave the junction box to float but replace the L carb cable with the shorter T150 one 60-2062, maybe ditto for the centre carb cable. But this still might have cables entering/leaving the junction box at an angle.
Which of these two do you guys suggest?
(Third option is to mount the lever on the handlebar using the 60-1968 but I am trying to make it look stock for 1975 even if there are unseen mods.)