Should it be so stiff ?
Forgive me if this thread does not live up to the title !
I noticed the movement of my throttle had become stiffer than usual when going from neutral to Fwd. and back to Rev. (although the remaining travel as I opened the throttle remained OK). I eliminated the cables and the gearbox (as these are smooth as silk on their own). The culprit is the pivot point directly under the engine. I tried removing the bolts from each side of the bracket that holds it in place but cannot remove it without taking the complete engine off it's mount.
I applied lube and the stiffness reduced a little but it still feels tight, despite being quite smooth and even throughout it's range of movement.
My question is essentially: Should there be much friction in this pivot ? Is it intentional to stop the motor jumping out of gear or is this left to the control cable ?
Comments welcome, thanks.