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    Default Mousetrap to throwout arm: Chain instead of rod?

    On my shovel chopper I'm building, I'm running a mousetrap with the long throwout arm.

    Thing is, the hole in the arm (aftermarket) points the rod several degrees to the outside of the frame so it won't line up with the mousetrap without a serious bend in it.

    I figure I can heat the arm with a torch and bend it a few degrees to point the rod at the mousetrap, but I don't want to if I don't have to.

    Currently I have a wire coat hanger attached to set up the clutch, cable, and all that.

    I think I remember seeing a bike with a chain connecting the mousetrap and the throwout arm somewhere. Am I imagining this? If so, where would I find a chain that will work? And the attachment devices for the ends?
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    ezzey peeezy, just mimic the indent etc, further in.

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    I ran into the same problem when I converted my bike to a foot clutch. Ended up bending a rod to work in my setup after running a chain for a little bit and not liking it, seemed inconsistent on the release.

    Picked up the heim joints and rod off of eBay.

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    I got it figured out--with my Dremel, wallowed out the front side of the hole in the release arm so the rod could point in the right direction. I left the back side untouched so that there would be no risk of it pulling out. It works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbswear View Post
    I got it figured out--with my Dremel, wallowed out the front side of the hole in the release arm so the rod could point in the right direction. I left the back side untouched so that there would be no risk of it pulling out. It works great.
    Common sense, lacking attribute nowadays. Good job..

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    I ended up doing the same for mine. I think it is just a cheap repo arm that I got when I converted over from the eliminator. I do so love riding with the mousetrap, night and day in traffic.

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