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  • Rake crank link

    I have a problem. I have collapsible rake links. On lane 23 it is eating it's way through the cross member. No it is not bent. How do I stop this? We are 1/2 way through it. Is it possible to raise the GB up and what is curtailed in doing this. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    John B
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    just fix it

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    Re: Rake crank link

    Sounds like you need to get the offset pivot for the rear of the crank rod to raise it up.I think(but i try not to..lol)that the factory a2 machines we're set up that way like mine are.
    Use what you have to,to get it through the shift then fix it right.Do it right and live through the night...Safety first!

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    • #3
      Re: Rake crank link

      the collapsable rods i've seen are thicker than the original. the offset will raise the link up. i also make sure gearbox clutch is adjusted correctly. i've also raised link. larry
      larry lawson

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      • #4
        Re: Rake crank link

        If I switch over to the offset pivot, then I will also have to change the rake crank link as well. I have a converted with the tapered ends.
        John B
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        just fix it

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        • #5
          Re: Rake crank link

          What I don't understand is these machines are 44 years old. I have had the pleasure of their existance for the last 20. They did not have this problem for the last 35 years, so what has changed and allowed this to happen. This is the second center they have been in. Were they shimmed up and they forgot that part when they were moved. What???????? is the answer.
          John B
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          just fix it

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          • #6
            TPJ, did you every find the solution to the collapsible rake hitting the cross support, I am having the same problem.

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            • #7
              Bent link, or A-2 style rear offset pivot upside down.
              I cant see any other reason for the link to hit the frame other than these.

              I have a mix of A (straight) and A-2 (offset) links and none of them hit the frame.

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