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Old 14 February 2008, 15:25   #1
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I am not that happy with the stiffness of my throttle even though the cables were new when I had the Etec fitted due to the rather tight bends they have to go through there is a lot of drag and it maked it diffiult to make small throttle movements and it makes it difficult to maintain a consistent speed.

Does anyone have any experiece of these Teleflex Extreme ones. Do they make a big difference.

The cost of replacing the cables does not bother me, but the arse of having to drag them through the conduit does so I want to be sure before I replace them!

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Old 14 February 2008, 15:42   #2
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Just fitted a set of the Mercury version, they are thinner and do seem to work better with 19 feet of bends and twists. However a direct comparison would be difficult because the previous cables were getting on a bit. Certainly seemed to make tight bends easier. Think Solent Ribs now fit them as standard. Cost me 58 each.


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Pete I currently have a 30cm diameter loop in my cables before they go into the outboard, this was something that I read was important to do to enable outboard movement without fouling the cables.

Is this still the case with these cables or do you just run them into the outboard with enough slack.

I would prefer not to have it if its not necessary it would mean ordering shorter cables of course.

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I changed the standard throttle cables for the Extreme ones last summer and the difference is huge - the action is much, much smoother. Although to be fair the standard ones had been kinked near the outboard, so throttle changes took a lot of brute force...). IMHO, they are worth it.
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Pete I currently have a 30cm diameter loop in my cables before they go into the outboard, this was something that I read was important to do to enable outboard movement without fouling the cables.Chris
Chris you don't need a loop but obviously you need enough slack for the engine to turn (and tilt) without pulling the cables tight or into sharp bends. My main problem was the tight turns in the console which was much better with the new thinner and more flexible cables.

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They are good and worth the extra money / time to fit.
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I had same problem with my teleflex cables on the vipermax, so changed to the mercury plattinum ones, the difference being that my 12 year old daughter can now operate the helm with ease,Go for it.
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TB, I have had a look for Platinums for Evinrude however I dont think Quicksilver do them.
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TB, I have had a look for Platinums for Evinrude however I dont think Quicksilver do them.
The platinum ones are quicksilver branded and only fit merc/mariner fittings for both gen 1 and 2

Extreme cables I believe are 33c type cables

But they certainly work alot better
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