Carburetor link falls off
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:32 am quote
I just got a 1974 Rally 200 and twice now the link from the carburetor to the cable has fallen off. Is there something that keeps it on that I might be missing?
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:49 am quote
Can you show a pic of what you have?
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:54 am quote
I circled the link that becomes disconnected.



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Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:04 am quote
Mate, you can bend the throttle rod at the end with a pair of pliers so it will sit better. I have seen some spaco's where folk have reversed the rod, (Underneath) will not catch on the box either

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Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:06 am quote
jimh wrote:
Mate, you can bend the throttle rod at the end with a pair of pliers so it will sit better. I have seen some spaco's where folk have reversed the rod, (Underneath) will not catch on the box either

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Just be very careful when you do and try to brace the straight part where it enters the carb so you don't bend it - it will bind up then and it will suck.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:19 am quote
Thanks for the suggestions. Now that I have it at home I can look into a solution. On the side of the road it was just put it back in and hope it doesn't fall off again.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:34 pm quote
+1 on bending it a bit i just did thia an it worked on my Del.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:41 pm quote
Re: Carburetor link falls off
frogman_94 wrote:
I just got a 1974 Rally 200 and twice now the link from the carburetor to the cable has fallen off. Is there something that keeps it on that I might be missing?

Please post a pic of your Rally girl?
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:46 pm quote
I posted pictures here.

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Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:07 pm quote
If you do bend it be careful it can snap (someone probably bent mine for me before I had the bike) Just had it happen, $25 in gas and a $3 throttle rod later and I'm back in business.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:27 pm quote
I was thinking of threading the end and jamming 2 nuts on it.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:31 pm quote
frogman_94 wrote:
I was thinking of threading the end and jamming 2 nuts on it.
Err..... No mate, not really needed.

Again, get yourself some pliers (Two pair) and adjust keeping the straight part of the rod well..........straight

Then bend accordingly.

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Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:36 pm quote
I'll try bending it first. Should I take the rod out of the carb before bending?
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:37 pm quote
frogman_94 wrote:
I'll try bending it first. Should I take the rod out of the carb before bending?
yes
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Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:52 pm quote
I had no prob. Doing it by just holding it with pliers and bending the hook a bit. While in the carb.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:25 am quote
I was able to bend it a little without taking it out. I also bent the arm where the throttle cable attaches up a little too. It seem to be a lot tighter now. I rode it to work this morning and no problems.
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