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WakeVLX

How to Remove Illusion X Tower Ball?

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WakeVLX

Does anyone know how to remove the tow ball from the Illusion X Tower....tight fit in the garage. Thank you for the help!!

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SmoothWaterMan

Carefully pry up the top cap, it's held in by the friction of an O-ring. Remove the nut holding tow spool in place and slide off. Don't throw the spool around, as the dual needle bearings inside it can be jarred. When re-installing, loosen the allen set screw and tighten main nut until tow spool does not spin easily, then tighten allen set screw (acts as jam nut).

Peter

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WakeVLX

Carefully pry up the top cap, it's held in by the friction of an O-ring. Remove the nut holding tow spool in place and slide off. Don't throw the spool around, as the dual needle bearings inside it can be jarred. When re-installing, loosen the allen set screw and tighten main nut until tow spool does not spin easily, then tighten allen set screw (acts as jam nut).

Peter

Peter,

Thank you for the reply. I have an 08 VLX with the Illusion tower, and I can barely raise the cap on the top of the tow ball. There is no screw to slide anything. Am I suppose to pull the whole top off the tow ball.....seems hard to pry?

Thanks

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Indyxc

Peter,

Thank you for the reply. I have an 08 VLX with the Illusion tower, and I can barely raise the cap on the top of the tow ball. There is no screw to slide anything. Am I suppose to pull the whole top off the tow ball.....seems hard to pry?

Thanks

Peter has it right.

You need to pop off the cap, remove the nut on top of the shaft that the ball spins on. Then you slide the ball off and the shaft is left in place. Then you can use a wrench to remove the shaft from the tower.

The cap has to come off.

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WakeVLX

Peter has it right.

You need to pop off the cap, remove the nut on top of the shaft that the ball spins on. Then you slide the ball off and the shaft is left in place. Then you can use a wrench to remove the shaft from the tower.

The cap has to come off.

I got it....thank you....I appreciate the help!!!

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tvano

if you are looking for clearance and if that ball is similar to the ball at the top of my dd plyon i doubt if you will gain much more than a half inch.

maybe an inch, most.

good luck w it.

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CalimaliBoo

Anyone know where to get the "nut" with the allen screw 06 illusuion tower....turns out if you tighten the nut against the set screw it will break!

Thanks in advance!

Matt

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MalibuTime

Anyone know where to get the "nut" with the allen screw 06 illusuion tower....turns out if you tighten the nut against the set screw it will break!

Thanks in advance!

Matt

www.bakesmarine.com

call or email and ask someone at Bakes. Not sure if Paul is back from WOW yet, but someone should be there.

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