Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Building Plans And Advice > Go Kart Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2020, 10:32 AM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Throttle linkage

All, looking for advice on connecting throttle cable through this hole. Currently I have it temporarily zip tied to the frame and not using this. It looks like originally this was made to use some connection to hold the cable housing/sheathing in place and possibly some type of return spring.

The throttle is solid metal bar type with hole at the end and bolt nut assembly.

Something missing here just not sure what..
Attached Thumbnails
3B3CD1B2-5A17-47C8-9BED-B778DA509F87.jpeg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-05-2020, 10:52 AM
Brianator's Avatar
Brianator Brianator is offline
Gettin' er done!
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 513
Thanks: 113
Thanked 121 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Pretty fuzzy pic, any chance you can take a higher resolution photo closer up for us? Seeing the rest of the parts would help too
__________________
"Black is the fastest color"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-05-2020, 12:18 PM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianator View Post
Pretty fuzzy pic, any chance you can take a higher resolution photo closer up for us? Seeing the rest of the parts would help too
Itís basically a funnel shaped metal bit welded to the frame the throttle wire is supposed to go through before terminating at the threaded nut and bolt on the throttle bar. Current state it doesnít stay connected to this thing anyway. Seems like there should be something that locks the throttle sheathing to this and a spring to return.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2020, 01:27 PM
Brianator's Avatar
Brianator Brianator is offline
Gettin' er done!
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 513
Thanks: 113
Thanked 121 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Is the motor side of that dooflicky threaded internally? (for a brake cable adjuster like you'd find on a bike). Without seeing all the bits and parts on hand to understand how they interact it's very tough to figure out a solution. I usually make my own stuff with things like that to keep the project moving forward
__________________
"Black is the fastest color"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2020, 02:26 PM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Took a couple more pics, the end piece does not look threaded but I bet it threads into the metal bit welded to the frame. Looks more like an allen head shape possibly to unscrew it.

Need to be able to lock the throttle cable housing to this somehow and send the cable through it.
Attached Thumbnails
FC512D54-299A-40E6-A09D-9F38AAB0C4BB.jpg   3D88D02E-E6CA-4D31-A725-5A2E20EE8818.jpg  

2F4F73C9-C93F-430B-B3C5-A2AFEB23CEE0.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2020, 03:22 PM
Brianator's Avatar
Brianator Brianator is offline
Gettin' er done!
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 513
Thanks: 113
Thanked 121 Times in 108 Posts
Default

That helped! I have seen a cable sheathing end like/for that before just not sure where though.... what I would do is see if brake cable sheathing from a bicycle fits inside, if not I'd drill it out just big to accept it (be careful not to drill through that ledge), make a simple L bracket for the other end if required and use a brake cable adjuster with a second "nut" on the motor side to be able to tighten it down and make fine adjustments. That would be a permanent solution with readily available parts
__________________
"Black is the fastest color"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2020, 10:50 PM
landuse's Avatar
landuse landuse is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posts: 18,011
Thanks: 2,479
Thanked 3,680 Times in 3,010 Posts
Default

Do you know what kart you have. If you don't post a pic of the whole thing so that we can ID it. We could then maybe help you get some manuals and part breakdowns for the thing
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2020, 04:23 AM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by landuse View Post
Do you know what kart you have. If you don't post a pic of the whole thing so that we can ID it. We could then maybe help you get some manuals and part breakdowns for the thing
Not a clue what kind it is, Iíll get a picture and post it later. Curious if anyone knows. Manual would be excellent if there is one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

To add a little more context, the allen head size is 7/32. I tried unscrewing it and wouldn't budge.hit it with pb blaster several times and still no luck. Suppose I could drill it out..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-07-2020, 05:04 PM
mckutzy mckutzy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 7,942
Thanks: 911
Thanked 1,898 Times in 1,571 Posts
Default

It looks like some one welded a socket to the frame to act as a furrel stop for the cable sheath... If it works.. Id just leave it.. Looks fine to me..
Hook the cable up to the rod and tension it back to the rod and ride on...
__________________
10yr+ club..... My current ride- http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5461
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-07-2020, 07:30 PM
Brianator's Avatar
Brianator Brianator is offline
Gettin' er done!
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 513
Thanks: 113
Thanked 121 Times in 108 Posts
Default

I just checked with a standard bicycle cable sheath and it fits perfectly into a 7/32 socket
__________________
"Black is the fastest color"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-07-2020, 10:52 PM
mckutzy mckutzy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 7,942
Thanks: 911
Thanked 1,898 Times in 1,571 Posts
Default

Most of us run those cables, as they can be bought in a universal length package at places like walmart...
__________________
10yr+ club..... My current ride- http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5461
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-08-2020, 04:50 AM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I guess if it fits, do I need to secure the cable sheathing to that thing somehow so that doesnt slide out?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-08-2020, 05:24 AM
mckutzy mckutzy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 7,942
Thanks: 911
Thanked 1,898 Times in 1,571 Posts
Default

It just fits in and holds with tension of the cable.. ...

Have a look on a typical mountain bike.. same thing...

One end is held clamped to the throttle plate, the other is jammed in the socket end with the cable threaded through from the throttle lever to the throttle rod connected to the pedal...
__________________
10yr+ club..... My current ride- http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5461
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-08-2020, 06:02 AM
Clark125 Clark125 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mckutzy View Post
It just fits in and holds with tension of the cable.. ...

Have a look on a typical mountain bike.. same thing...

One end is held clamped to the throttle plate, the other is jammed in the socket end with the cable threaded through from the throttle lever to the throttle rod connected to the pedal...
Perfect, Iíll get it hooked up this way this afternoon. Thanks for all your help!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 AM.