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Old 19 May 2011, 09:01   #1
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Honda BF50 control cable

Hi,

I have to replace the shift control cable in a Honda BF50A outboard. Can someone explain me how to take the cable out in the outboard side? The cable goes in the outboard but I don't know how to take it off after releasing the part that is in the linkage part. Do I have to take any screw off in the exterior part of the outboard (where all the cables go in)?

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Hi Luis

Where the cables feed into the motor you need to remove the upper casing which is held on with 2 x 10mm bolts located under the hood to the front.

With the cover plate out of the way you will see a stainless securing plate which holds the cables in place. Remove that. Then the circlips which hold the cables onto the linkages (refit them to the engine side until the new cables comes in). When refitting you may well find the need to use the old screw caps on the new cables as they don't normally come with new cables!!

From memory the cables needed are 33C

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Yep, 33c's.
There's a rubber grommet/bung which sits around each cable and under the cable clamp to keep the briney out.
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That's right but they come new with the cables usually in place although the tend to wiggle up the shaft so make sure they are in place when securing into place.

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Hi,

thank you all for the information.

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Hi,

thank you all for the information.

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How's Cascais Luis? Retirement central.

I spent some time organising repairs to a 70ft storm damaged ketch in Cascais marina a few years ago.
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How's Cascais Luis? Retirement central.

I spent some time organising repairs to a 70ft storm damaged ketch in Cascais marina a few years ago.
Cascais is great. I live nearby Cascais and always put my RIB in that zone.

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Hi again,

I've noticed that if I giggle my outboard my steering wheel doesn't turn imediatlly. It has some looseness. How can I tighten the steering cable in the wheel so that the looseness is minimized?

Sorry for my English :-)

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How can I tighten the steering cable in the wheel so that the looseness is minimized?
You can't - there's no adjustment in the helm unit.
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You can't - there's no adjustment in the helm unit.
Not in the helm but if your running on the "through" motor system with a return drag link you may be able to shift the linkage out on the engine mount so that you get more steerage each way. This may even take up the slack.

Most engines have a couple of fixing positions.

If you can wiggle your motor side to side though it may be time to look at replacement of the steering cable. Sounds like worn joints to me leading into the motor.

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