Jump to content
Captain Obvious

Throttle Linkage Improvements

Recommended Posts

Here's a super simple drawing explaining the concept. There are several areas where you can shorten or lengthen the linkage to change the leverage ratio. I just went around and tried to get all of them starting at maximum leverage. That way, as you press the linkage effort keeps increasing consistently, starting low and going higher.

If it's set to start at low leverage, going to high, then the effort required goes from high to low to high when pressing the throttle, as the lever arm goes over the center of the pivot point (what I meant by over-center). I think that confuses the foot and leads to slow-fast-slow (or hard-easy-hard) throttle operation.

That was my theory and it seemed to work for my problem.

Bell crank leverage.bmp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've also drilled a small hole the size of those small ''straw'' tubes from the inside out of the plastic caps of the linkage to squirt PB blaster or other lube. Worked for me, don't get throttle hang up any more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.