I hit a pothole last weekend and at the next light I noticed the bike idling at 2000 instead of its typical ~1000.
I popped the tank up and on the rear carb I can see the choke cable's shiny little spring. It looks like it goes into a dark circle on the side of the carb, what could be an O-ring but is probably the thread of a nut, because on the other end of the spring, hanging out of the carb, it looks like there's a nut head that I can push flush against tha carb. When I pull the choke, it actually pulls this "nut" closer to the carb, but there seems to be nothing to actually get it fixed to the side of the carb.
My guess is that this is actually a part of the cable, that this is how the cable housing attaches to the side of the carb, and when I hit the pothole, the nut head sheared off leaving the thread in the carb? Can anyone confirm what I'm looking at?
I intended to bring it to a mechanic for a carb sync and jet kit this week anyway. I'd like to give them some idea what OEM part they should order first, so I don't have to sit out another week waiting for the thing to show...
This is the first sun we've had in a week. And I'm here on the internet.