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I'd like to know how the choke setup was installed on the early bikes. Was the cable and bracket frame mounted?
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Depends on carb/year, I think.
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I'd like to know how the choke setup was installed on the early bikes. Was the cable and bracket frame mounted?
From 1957-1965, sportsters came from the factory with DC Linkerts; the choke is integral with the air cleaner assembly.

No cable, no bracket.
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Excepting the 57, which had a lever and wire linkage from the left, like the Pans, Knuckles etc
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Thanks for the info on this topic. I see the cable and thumb lever in the parts book for the '57 and was hoping it might also be used later, and more available. The Aircleaner system won't work for my intention,..... Which I haven't stated I know.
Here's the deal: I've removed my Buckhorn bars, which had the nice magneto control left grip. The bars I used don't have that mechanism of course, so I was trying to come up with some kind of cable device to control the mag, like a choke push/pull cable. The OEM '57 would be really nice, and the frame has a place to mount it. Too bad they must be as rare as Hens Teeth! So, now I need to find someone with the big twin parts knowledge and see if the Pan and Knuckle mentioned might be available, and work! The fun is in the search and discovery!
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Why mess with a cable system. Guys have used cheap hardware store springs for decades. Release to retard. Bike starts. Move to advance position and hook the spring. Done.

Or get a magneto cap from Morris mags with the retard lever built in.
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