Warning Yamaha Tiller !

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by noeettica, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    nearly new 8Hp 4 Stroke  Yamaha  ... Tiller Broke !

    Part number 10 on the Drawing

    No abuse !

    Part that broke is a Thin Plastic tube And It has a Weighted end ... Luckily i can Put an extension on the "stub" Or a New part is Only 30 Bucks ...

    Otherwise had a Great 15 Mile Run ;-) .....

  2. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    sounds like that could be a problem for the tiller extension users :-/

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    A few minutes With a Heat Gun and a piece of 1 1/4" Sch 40 PVC Slides Right Over :)

    I will Replace the Retention screw with a Longer one ...

    Get a bell reducer Down to 1" some lead Shot a Tennis grip and a cap ... and it will be Better Than new ...

  4. McFly

    McFly Well-Known Member

    Misery loves company...broke the same piece on my 2-stroke 8hp when the tiller extension got hung up under the push pole when tilting the motor down...its not going anywhere but does have more movement than I prefer so will fix or repair...hope it won't be a problem again, just assumed that broken due to carelessness. :(
  5. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    x2, I wonder how the warranty would be affected if someone used an extension?
  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I will say this ...The way Bob Designed his extension This will NOT happen !

    Because you remove the Rubber Grip ...

    Some one here should offer a "Tiller Beef-Up Mod" ;-)

  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I wonder if steering tension contributed to the break?
    Most tiller outboards have an adjustment screw or lever
    to set the amount of torque it takes to steer the outboard.
    Too much tension, combined with the leverage created
    by the tiller extension, might be enough to exceed the
    design strength of the handle.

  8. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    thats a good point i forgot to mention :)
  9. jared_simonetti

    jared_simonetti Well-Known Member

    But the plastic is still there so how wills his prevent it from breaking ? The rubber is just a cover.
  10. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Beacuse there would Not be force on the end of the tiller ...
  11. jared_simonetti

    jared_simonetti Well-Known Member

    From the pics i have seen it looks like every other tiller extension on the end of the tiller.
  12. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    it won't be on the end of the tiller like a hand might be and it clamps over the strongest part.
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