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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 ;-) .....


 

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

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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 ...

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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. :(
 

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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" ;-)

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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.

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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.

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thats a good point i forgot to mention :)
 

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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" ;-)

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

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

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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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