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Any one figure out install throttle control on a Predator?

I don't own a Predator but will be purchasing one for a 5/24" Noma that I've decided to keep, selling my Ariens 5/22" ST522.

So I've never have had the opportunity to take the carb cover off a Predator to look at it.

Is there a way to install a throttle control to be able to throttle down or idle a Predator?

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Attached to the throttle lever is a wire clamp and retaining strap for any old throttle cable.

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Yes, the provisions are already there to install a cable. It's just sort of hidden a bit by the air cleaner housing but can be seen looking straight down on the engine. I didn't bother but it's personal preference.

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I've done it on cranberry harvest equipment because they use a cyntrifugal clutch...easy. I don't bother with snowblowers.
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Is there a way to install a throttle control to be able to throttle down or idle a Predator?
They have a throttle control lever for that purpose. If you have a 'remote' throttle control cable, there are provisions on the throttle mechanism to install that set up as well.
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Did it on my sonís go kart a couple years ago. Ironically it was the same engine I used on my old ariens for a couple years. The go kart had an 11hp Tecumseh snowblower engine on it, so I swapped them!

There are some videos on YouTube that I referenced. There are probably even more now. If I recall correctly, there are multiple options for how to rig up the cable.


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its right under the air filter. you normally have to cut off the z bend on the throttle cable to make it work
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I don't own a Predator but will be purchasing one for a 5/24" Noma that I've decided to keep, selling my Ariens 5/22" ST522.

So I've never have had the opportunity to take the carb cover off a Predator to look at it.

Is there a way to install a throttle control to be able to throttle down or idle a Predator?


Extremely easy. I own 3 Predator 212cc's. I only have a cable throttle on my mini bike but the engine is made to set up a throttle on and has all the parts you need to do so. I don't bother on the snowblowers since they are almost always run at full throttle. The mini bike however is were the throttle works well.
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Good, thanks for all the answers.

There are times I like to idle my snowblower, talking to neighbors, refilling gas, using the shovel, changing gloves.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
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