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Old 06-21-2013, 04:43 PM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lebanon, PA
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

On my way home from work, my throttle sort of came apart at the carb (4 stroke minibike engine with external throttle linkage). What it is is the carb has a twist throttle slide, and the plastic part on top that I attach my throttle linkage to came off. The engine shut off, and once I figured out what happened, re-attached it and drove the rest of the way home. When I got home, decided to make sure it wont happen again. Drilled a small hole through the plastic and the metal part it attaches to, then pushed part of a paper clip through and bent the ends so it doesn't slide out. Voila! throttle linkage permanently attached. Was a little worried about this happening anyway, and since it did it gave me an excuse to do a preventative repair. Now it won't happen again.
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