The adjustment needs to be made with the throttle held back (open) and engine cold----then tighten the screws. Then Test!
Have you taken the thing apart before?
Your spring may be broke, or just not grabbing the Tab.
It's EZily checked
1) Lay out a towel or something under and around it. YOU WILL DROP THE SCREWS MULTIPLE TIMES!
2) Mark the top of the retaining ring with a marker, they usually only line up with the screws, ONE WAY. And it only springs into the black cap, ONE WAY!
3) Take out all 3 screws. The cap should almost fall off.
This is what it looks like inside. See the TAB in Pic 1, protruding from the aluminum housing, to the right?
The spring has a hook on it, it GRABS the TAB, if it's installed just before the TAB and slightly rotated
(disregard the cap in pic 1, its my MANUAL CHOKE, it takes the place of the spring)
The cap you have will look like PIC 2
Just put it back on, and rotate to catch the Tab, then re-install your retaining ring and screws. Then attempt the adjustment in the previous pics.
Like I said before, I like being in charge of when the choke is on or off, that's why I like a manual choke, I takes time to get used to it. Pulling it is no problem, it's remembering to Adjust/ or pushing it in, after you get to Op-Temp!
PIC 3 shows the cap provided with the manual choke kit, I had to install the shaft in it to the proper depth ETC (instructions), The TAB Just rides in the Forks (Nothing is permanently modified, so you COULD put it back, if you kept your original parts!)
You know, I have a Walmart Album, all about this. Did you see it, still have it, or do I need to re-send it to you?
Images (Click to enlarge)
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 8:27 PM