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HRemington

While we're still rebuilding content, I wanted to post a reminder to anyone that has a Morse throttle control, at least like mine, to check and replace the brass pivot connector on the end of the cable behind the control unit. I remembered from a previous MBO post of a member who had this piece wear completely in two while on the water. Peter of Smoothwatersports added that this piece gets so much wear that some ski schools go through two or three a year.

I had not even looked at mine, but ordered a new one from skiDIM when I ordered a new impeller. Today when I removed the throttle control and unscrewed the old connector from the cable, it was cut almost entirely through, hanging literally by a brass thread.

I now intend to make that a yearly check, and always have a couple extra on hand in the boat. Easy and cheap fix...disasterous if unprepared.

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VinRLX

Hey Hank, for the mechanically disinclined (like me), can you be a little more specific as to what part you removed and how? Don't suppose you'd be willing to take apart and take a pic of a part, would you? Nothing fancy, no need to add glo-sticks to the throttle or anything. Biggrin.gif

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Pistol Pete

Yeah,

A pic. would be good.

Or at least a link to SkiDim's page that has the part.

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Wkerat

Looks like another great post for a FAQ forum, or a how to since this should not be lost in the mix.

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VinRLX

Hank, is this what you got?

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whiteVLX

Boy, not much to that part. I wonder why it has a wear problem?

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Wkerat

Same here, and I wonder how long it takes. I put 500 hours on my last boat and never had a problem...Maybe it affects certain boats more?

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rkgallagher

which models/years are going to have a Morse throttle control?

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whiteVLX
which models/years are going to have a Morse throttle control?

I know my 2001 has it and I thought 2002 did as well. Not sure about before or after.

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SacRiverRat

Yup - I've got Morese inside®

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HRemington
Hank, is this what you got?

sorry I'm just now getting back to what I started...yep, Jackster, that is the culprit. The bigger cylinder threads onto the cable end, and the smaller portion is what the arm of the throttle lever attaches to, and what was cutting through mine. I'll try to post a pic of mine as soon as I'm able.

and if you want to check yours out, easiest way to see it is just unscrew the three screws holding the throttle unit on and pull it out where you can see the cables behind.

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Wkerat

Wow, I am going to have to begin checking mine. I have learned that perfect pass cables tend to go around 300 hours so I have a spare one of those, but I never checked the cable.

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VinRLX

Thanks Hank. I think I'll take a peek at that later today.

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