dremel multi-max cutting bit: a surprisingly elegant clutch cable lock screw replacement

Nate888

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I wound & tied the cable thru the little holes in the bit, then once I dialed the setting in correctly & made sure it was secure I sealed it in w/ cyanoacrylate adhesive.

This & my air filter (steel sunscreen spray can w/ lots of big holes wrapped in layers of very-fine to medium-fine dress socks) are the 2 'redneck repairs' I've done that I'm actually proud of :p
 


skyash

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If it's to hold the cable in place ?can't make out much of the pic its just wire and a bit of metal in a mess .you just feed the cable through the hole in the clutch arm then do up a nut and bolt with big washers on it .you don't need a hole in the bolt like the stock cable thing holder/stopper squish the cable in the washers or go around the bolt once the do it up.
 

Nate888

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yeah, the cable runs thru the multi-max attachment, which holds the cable in place that way. I'd made a work around before that was just clamping the cable between washers on a bolt, kinda like what you said I think, but it took me like 40 very painful minutes to get it locked in the right tension that way. this way was super easy
 

skyash

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Yeah it can be tricky to use the washers lol....think I get it now it's one of those vibration cutter blades right..are you gonna cut the flat plate off and just keep the holy bit ?
 

Steve Best

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Nate, I am as aesthetically challenged as they come, but even to me, that is a mess.
Couldn't you drill and tap the clutch arm for an M3 or M4 clamp screw?
Couldn't you drill and tap a piece of rod to make a clutch cable lock?
Drills and taps this size are cheap. Less than $5 and you have then forever.
The clutch cable lock is only $3.
 

Nate888

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thanks - it's on the list of things to upgrade, but exhaust; new throttle handle & cable; better routing & beefing up electrical connections; new seat; adding a better housing/enclosure for cdi & wiring... & probably a fresh coat of paint are all ahead of it in the queue, since this is secure for now

& to clarify, attached is a pic of the same attachment on its own
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Frankenstein

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I'm with Steve.... I used to have a large gawky bright blue milk crate on my bike with lots of reflection tape and zip ties galore and bread ties with duct tape on the brightly colored wires. I probably wore my shirt inside out and looked very dorky that day and I loved it.

That blade just looks awful and thinking about disassembly or adjustment makes my stomach leap.

I found that drilling a 1/16th hole in a quarter 20 bolt near the head and using a nylon lock nut works great. Also a friend came to me with these wonderful cable locks, like really nice quality, big too, like the size of a dime, very easy to manipulate and use.
 
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