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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Throttle cable ends with double Z shape, hard to make. There is a special tool for those. One on epay right now by a Bolen's dude. Anyone from here?  Not sure how it works, would need instructions.

 

Also, on many late model twins, Briggs and Kohler are rod links in the throttle and choke control areas that need to be bent to adjust speeds. Again there is a special tool with slot in end, goes over the rod, then you twist or turn L-shaped or screw-driver type handle to bend that. It is also a Z shape or close but a little heavier rod then. Very hard to get pliers in there that will grab w/out slipping and just plain hard to reach when all assembled.

 

SO, where does one find these tools to buy?  Will Briggs or Kohler sell to anyone or need to be dealer/service place?  I'm sure that an aftermarket brand would be cheaper if they were made. Anyone have these and or know where to get?



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 01:00 PM

Somebody on here sells them, just can't remember who



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 01:01 PM

https://bolenspartsa...r-for-z-bends/ 


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 02:13 PM

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 02:30 PM

http://gardentractor...parts-supplies/ I don't know why my link was broken. 



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 02:35 PM

http://www.rcplanet....pCEwaAtFs8P8HAQ

 

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 03:01 PM

Try it again: https://bolenspartsa...er-for-z-bends/
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Posted February 06, 2016 - 04:35 PM

Ok, works. Same as one I saw. Would need instructions, don't get how just lookin'. Willy's link same tool AND another I get how works, I think anyway. Much more $$, but one step, no odd holding then.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 04:50 PM

Ok, works. Same as one I saw. Would need instructions, don't get how just lookin'. Willy's link same tool AND another I get how works, I think anyway. Much more $$, but one step, no odd holding then.

I have a tool that is like a wire cutter. It puts a good "Z" in wires. I picked it up at a fleamarket 30 years ago. I have seen boxes of small engine tools many times at fleamarkets. I have all that I need so I don't look close anymore. I believe mine is the same as in the B&S Manual and in the NAPA catalog. Mine is simple. Put the wire in into the slot and squeeze the handles. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:05 PM

are you talking about the 90 degree bends on the cable to hook to the speed control or throttle. I always do it this way put a vise grip on the cable and make the bends with a needle nose pliers. always worked for me

I never seen that tool before guess I should pick one up

Edited by jabelman, February 06, 2016 - 05:06 PM.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:27 PM

I have one of the Hobbico ones. it works great.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:53 PM

I got one from Brian and would break the guys arm that tried to steel it.  Works real good , even on the heavier center wire.  Better and quicker than trying with a needle nose.


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:04 PM

I've been doing that bend for years with a needle nose and pliers!


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Wires are springy and hard to hold and/or bend w/out slipping out of pliers. Then when trying to use thinner part of needle nose, they aren't strong enough.  Saw a home made one long ago, had hole in reg pliers jaw to slip in wire and just had to squeeze and it formed. THAT's what I want, easy!  Old man now, not as handy at holding things as when younger. That's my story, and sticking to it! :ah_shoot:



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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Yes that is me selling the ones on ebay :D

Everyone has had good experiences with them so far and definietly better than needle nose and alot faster, once you get the hang of it you can get a z bend in 5 seconds.

 

There is also a heavy duty model but no one has wanted to buy one yet due to price ... actually it looks like they obsoleted it in my 2016 products lists :wallbanging:

 

If you need any other tools I have alot of the common stuff like ring compressors ect. instock and try and get USA made stuff when possible.


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