MOUSE TRAP LOCATION

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MOUSE TRAP LOCATION

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Post by amiabledave » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:04 pm

IS THERE A PARTICULAR LOCATION ON THE LEFT DOWN TUBE IT SHOULD BE MOUNTED, CENTER, ABOVE/BELOW CENTER? OR AS LONG THE LINKAGE FITS?......
IS THERE A MEASUREMENT FROM THE ENGINE MOUNT UP?

DAVE



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Post by beets » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:34 pm

I just measured mine. From the motor mount to the lower "horn" of the trap is 6in.

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Post by amiabledave » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:42 pm

BEETS....IF I COULD BORROW YOUR TIME AGAIN, WHAT WOULD BE THE MEASUREMENT FROM THE CENTER OF THE MOUNTING "U" BOLT TO THE ENGINE MOUNT?

THANK YOU

DAVID

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Post by beets » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:25 pm

amiabledave wrote:BEETS....IF I COULD BORROW YOUR TIME AGAIN, WHAT WOULD BE THE MEASUREMENT FROM THE CENTER OF THE MOUNTING "U" BOLT TO THE ENGINE MOUNT?

THANK YOU

DAVID
Generator is in the way. How about top of sidecar loop to ubolt-5 1/2 in.

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:08 pm

This has all been covered in previous posts including pictures. Did you try a search Dave?
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Post by UPSROD » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:31 pm

I try to get the clutch rod as close to level as I can without it hitting the
shift lever when in use. A little trial and error.

Rod

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Post by PanPal » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:05 am

Watch out when installing it without the clutch rod. They can snap from the disengaged position to the engaged position and break fins on your front head. Try to position it so it will not hit the head fins. I also install it with the rod level.

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Post by jdpan » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:19 am

PanPal wrote:Watch out when installing it without the clutch rod. They can snap from the disengaged position to the engaged position and break fins on your front head. Try to position it so it will not hit the head fins. I also install it with the rod level.
Thus the term "mouse trap".

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Post by amiabledave » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:42 am

Beets..Thank you for your time in your measurements and everyone else that gave constructive information...

I molded the frame before I decided to install a "TRAP". So at the neck and at the side car mounts, they have a nice taper and are a little thicker than normal. But at the measurements given, +/-, I should be in good shape.

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Post by Panacea » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:42 am

amiabledave wrote:Beets..Thank you for your time in your measurements and everyone else that gave constructive information...

I molded the frame before I decided to install a "TRAP". So at the neck and at the side car mounts, they have a nice taper and are a little thicker than normal. But at the measurements given, +/-, I should be in good shape.
I had the same issue on both of my pans, I had to remove some of the moulding so the trap would fit. I just held it in place and traced the outline on the downtube as well as the u-bolt location around the back, then carefully carved off enough to get a nice fit...Mike

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Post by Hauula Pan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:16 pm

I just made sure mine cleared the bottom of the gas tank & that the rod to the clutch arm moved smoothly, I don't think there is any actual exact placement for it.

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Re: MOUSE TRAP LOCATION

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Please make certain that when the assembly is snapped fully open with no cable, that it safely clears the front head's fins.

Many a head has been knarfed when the cable finally gave out.

....Cotten

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Post by PanPal » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Please make certain that when the assembly is snapped fully open with no cable, that it safely clears the front head's fins.
This was what I was trying to warn people about.

I thought the term mouse trap came from catching you fingers while working on it.

If you have a mouse trap or if the head has been replaced, check your front head around the top fin right in front of the spark plug. Many heads have a ding in the edge of this fin from the this.

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Re: MOUSE TRAP LOCATION

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Post by amiabledave » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:23 am

Thank you again....I will make sure that when the Trap is open that it clears the head... I guess to do so, you have to move up/down or rotate............Never installed one,,,,,And my understanding of the name is from the fingers pinched also....

Dave

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