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Old 06 September 2005, 16:13   #1
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Suzuki Command Instruments and crappy gearshift

Got the Command Instrument fitted with my 250. To get the back-light on, I have to push the button induvidually on each instr.
I want them to lit when the ignition is on, but the Suz guys says this is not possible.

Anyone that got it to lit when ign is on ?

The gearshift is a pain on all our boats ( 5 ). Make you look like an Idiot when manouvering. Hard to get in free, and most of the time you end up trashing it between forward and reverse.
Suz says they are working on the problem, but we vave not seen a solution yet.

Anyone that have experienced this, and get i fixed ?

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Roy
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Old 07 September 2005, 02:43   #2
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Anyone that have experienced this, and get i fixed ?

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Roy
Nope.. neither on my boat nor on Ian's on the occasions I've driven it... but then I have the sensitivity of a Hippopotamus..... I find it quite "positive"..
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Old 07 September 2005, 04:34   #3
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My quicksilver 3000 helm has no "neutral stop" either, which I don't like. As you say, when manoevering you can go straight from forward to astern. Not nice or good for the gearbox.
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Old 07 September 2005, 04:39   #4
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My quicksilver 3000 helm has no "neutral stop" either, which I don't like. As you say, when manoevering you can go straight from forward to astern. Not nice or good for the gearbox.

The Suzuki control does have a stop.
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Old 07 September 2005, 12:14   #5
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Nope.. neither on my boat nor on Ian's on the occasions I've driven it... but then I have the sensitivity of a Hippopotamus..... I find it quite "positive"..
Hi Jono , is this the same box you got ?
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Old 07 September 2005, 12:22   #6
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Hi Jono , is this the same box you got ?
Looks very much like it, but mine is reversed, the same as Ian's, come to think of it. I wonder if that makes a difference? I'll ask Suzuki what they think. Cheers, Jono
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Old 08 September 2005, 15:59   #7
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Hi!
Something else than gearshift- the main bracked holding the 250hp engine broke today. The engines are less than 14 days old, nice touch Suzuki!
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Old 08 September 2005, 16:30   #8
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Something else than gearshift- the main bracked holding the 250hp engine broke today. The engines are less than 14 days old, nice touch Suzuki!
More details please !
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Old 09 September 2005, 08:56   #9
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hey guys

I don't know what you are doing to your engines, but I have used mine close to 1 year now, and i do charter too.

Only one small problem, during acceleration with heavy load, I sometimes have problems tilting the engine out.

But no gear shift problems and no cracking.

????

Rene (I love my engine, starts with no problem every time)
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Old 09 September 2005, 13:22   #10
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There must be a problem with your installation.

Have to say that I have found my engine and controls to be the best I have ever had. Things I rave about:

Launch from Hayling, travel down to Christchurch (4 up + dog), mess about in harbour for a couple of hours, back to Lymington (dropped off family as now to rough in Solent), back out to the Needles to scare myself silly!!, then back to Hayling = 28.00 fuel (from Safeways)

Starts in any situation first time every time. Hot or cold or even at -6 degrees c.

Burns no oil

Is so quiet you sometimes think it has stopped.

Has a dandy rev counter that converts itself to an hour meter on switch on.

Cheap as chips to service and you get a wizzo report on how much throttle/revs in percentage format you have been doing over the last service period.

Gear lever is as positive as you could make it

I could think of more but I expect your bored by now.

Doug
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