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Old 11 August 2012, 11:38   #1
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Yamaha Steering drag link

Hi, is there any adjustment in the threaded bar that runs through the transome bracket on a Yamaha 2 stroke, I've just fitted a drag link between the outboard and the steering cable and it seams about 20mm too short ???
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Yes, you can adjust the position of the tilt tube with the nuts which hold it against the saddle.
It could be that you have the wrong drag link rod.
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I think I need a longer link, this one is 10.5" between centres and I need 11.5"

Any ideas?
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If the 10.5" is too short, then best to get one the right length.
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Do you know who stocks these?

Thanks
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Try your local Yamaha dealer. As the size of uh engines got bigger so to do the size of the saddle which gets wider meaning it's a different distance from the end of the steering cable back to centre

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Thanks dude, I ended up getting an adjustable one

The other one is now in the for sale section.
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If the 10.5" is too short, then best to get one the right length.
that is a totally top tip that
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that is a totally top tip that
Well, it would have worked with the shorter link arm, but the degree of steerage to port would be restricted. But then, I'm sure you knew that.
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Yep 1" made a lot of difference
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