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post #1 of 113 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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do you have a non stock choke knob?

i've been wanting to do something different with my choke knob. the factory one is straight basic and that is ok i guess but i needed something with just a little flair. i've searched around on this forum for some starter ideas and on the internet in general (alot of it v-twin stuff out there). 2 nights ago i came up with this idea and so today after work i went to the guitar store and found some knobs for a fender stratocaster(2 "tone" and 1 "volume" in a package for about $5). i popped off the factory finishing cap on the choke pull and krazy glued it and the "volume" knob together. i'm not sure it will hold up with the engine heat but if it fails i will maybe switch to gorilla glue or liquid nail or something else. any suggestions are welcome. for now though here it is.

so let's see some pics of you guys doing with your choke knobs?
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that's pretty rad!

Back in my punk rocker days I glued beer bottle caps to the tops of my Stratocaster volume/tone knobs. I thought it looked pretty cool, and easier to grab ahold of on stage, in the dark, drunk....

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New knob

I recently installed a hammerhead choke knob from New bonneville. Easy and looks sharp.

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I have an '08 Bonneville Black and was thinking of usining this for my choke knob in honor of were it was built.

It's a 10 baht coin from Thailand. I've got quite a few of them laying around. My wife travels to Thailand a couple of times a year.
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stock and likely to remain that way. Do like some of the alternatives shown.

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