Thumb Throttle...?

carl_baron123

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Would it be possible to attach a honda quaddie's thumb throttle up to my whipper snipper (weed wacker) engine? I have both a thumb throttle and a spare brake lever and cable lying around and I was wondering whether I should use the thumb throttle off the 4x4 bike or use the brake lever. I thought that the thumb throttle would be more convenient and feel better on your hand but I wasn't sure how I could hook it up to the weed wacker...any ideas? I havn't bought my ww yet so I can't really test it out but it will be coming in the next few days if everything goes to plan... I have another ww there i can look at if u give me some info on it. Thanks, Baron.
 

comfortableshoes

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yes!
Depending on how the end attaches to the weedwacher you might have to do some fancy attachment of the 2. I've used:
zipties worked surprisingly well
wire links worked well but failed after a long ride but lasted a good 5 miles
wrapped in copper wire and then soldered- my current set up and seems bomb proof

A lot of the whackers use funny end pieces that you have to attach to the end of your throttle. WW and quad carbs are not alike.
 

carl_baron123

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oh ok thankyou. And does anybody know whether a Stihl 48cc engine will rotate the end when it is idleing? Does it have some sort of centrifugal clutch like a chainsaw?
 

robin

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Re: Thought I bought the farm

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Today i scared myself badly. I was flying full throttle down lakeshore drive in Penticton b.c. Iam fully studded 296 nokians--tuned muffler and fast carb--chain flew off and wrapped itself around the rear sprocket and took out a bunch of spokes it was like slamming on the rear brake--but with studs you stop real fast and a lady behind me almost hit me.
WHAT DID I LEARN -A FULL CHECK EACH AND EVERY TIME!! IF I HAD NOTICED IT THE REAR CHAIN TENSIONER ALINGNER WAS LOOSE--so i spent a bunch now to fix it.:-||
 

comfortableshoes

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oh ok thankyou. And does anybody know whether a Stihl 48cc engine will rotate the end when it is idleing? Does it have some sort of centrifugal clutch like a chainsaw?
not every whacker has a clutch if it does you will be able to idle. YOu'll have to check and see if it has a clutch. the better the whacker the more likely it will have a clutch most likely a stihl will...
 

carl_baron123

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not every whacker has a clutch if it does you will be able to idle. YOu'll have to check and see if it has a clutch. the better the whacker the more likely it will have a clutch most likely a stihl will...
Yer, sent the guy an email and he said it spins straight away when you start the engine which is a bit suprising.