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Old 13 June 2011, 15:04   #1
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retro fitting tiller arm

Hi all

Thinking of buying a used Yamaha 50 FETL 2008 model with remotes. Is it a major hastle to convert it to tiller control? Does anyone know what model of tiller I would need and is it an expensive option?

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Old 14 June 2011, 05:41   #2
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Not sure about that particular engne, but as a general rule there will likely be a differnet cam inside to attatch the tiller throttle (tillers tend to have an open & close bowden, as they use flexible ones like your bicycle brakes, whereas remotes use a "push - pull" so no need for the return cable to pull it shut). If it's '08 the gearshift may be on the tiller assembly?

Other thing you wil lneed to do is fit a deadman switch, but again if it's an 08 model there is a reasonable chance that will be on the tiller assy as well. If not there will be a press- out on the front of lower tray for it.

My guess is if you buy the tiller assy new, be sitting down when they quote you.
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Old 14 June 2011, 14:56   #3
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Not sure about that particular engne, but as a general rule there will likely be a differnet cam inside to attatch the tiller throttle (tillers tend to have an open & close bowden, as they use flexible ones like your bicycle brakes, whereas remotes use a "push - pull" so no need for the return cable to pull it shut). If it's '08 the gearshift may be on the tiller assembly?

Other thing you wil lneed to do is fit a deadman switch, but again if it's an 08 model there is a reasonable chance that will be on the tiller assy as well. If not there will be a press- out on the front of lower tray for it.

My guess is if you buy the tiller assy new, be sitting down when they quote you.
thanks 9D280

will try and source a used one i think

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