Here is what happened....I got this motor through a trade deal with a guy and installed it on my 1986 16' tri-hull custom craft fish and ski. Needed a new throttle cable and installed it. Got it running and took it to the lake. Shifted in reverse and alot of clunking and popping. I cut the motor off and the shift lever had "over shifted". Does that make sense? Let me explain further...when it goes in forward it is towards the front of the boat and then in neutral it is almost vertical. Then in reverse it moves toward the rear and then the shift linkage between the bellcrank and linkage between the shift lever go completely straight and then it moved slightly passed straight and slightly down. Now I know that sounds insane but that is what happened. When I remove the linkage it seems to work fine when I move it by hand, but it still seems to travel too far downward in reverse. The clutch dog engages the reverse gear and when turning the prop it will move the powerhead, but under power it will most likely slip. I am prepared to replace the reverse gear, clutch dog, pin and retaining spring. What I need help is the adjustment on the shifting. What actually stops the movement of the shift lever? When it engages the gear or is there something else in the foot or on the motor under the powerhead that will limit the travel of the shift lever?