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Old 29 May 2007, 12:53   #1
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Helm/Trim/Tilt? Aimed at Evinrude owners!

I've just bought myself a Evinrude 150 and the surface mount throttle has the trim/tilt buttons on the LH side of the grip. This isn't changable (usless someone knows differently).

I wanted my helm position on the Right side of the console, however these buttons aren't in a natural position to use.

So my question is this: If you own an Evinrude with a surface mount and have a helm/steering on the RH side, how easy do you find the throttle/trim/tilt to use?
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Old 29 May 2007, 15:00   #2
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Probably not a good answer, but if I have seen a twin set up with the controls facing both ways..
So a left handed should be available
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Probably not a good answer,
On the contrary, an excellent answer and Andy now knows exactly what to do to solve the problem.


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When I brought the surface mount for my Suzuki it was set up with the button on the wrong side.

Rather than change over the external lever or button, the Suzuki system allows you to swap over the internal mechanism. So you in effect swing the whole unit through 180degrees and swap the gear mechanism and throttle mechanism over. I think most of the surface mount units are the same.

I have a spare unit in the garage that I could strip down to show you how to do it and we could compare yours to see if its possible.

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On the contrary, an excellent answer and Andy now knows exactly what to do to solve the problem.

I'll ask JK to give you a green blob

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I asked the same question at the dealers as the engine came from a twin setup and the controls were there. I thought you could just seperate them, but as the dealer pointed out the dual controls where a complete unit and couldn't be seperated, he also stated that I couldn't get a throttle with the handle around the other way
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When I brought the surface mount for my Suzuki it was set up with the button on the wrong side.

Rather than change over the external lever or button, the Suzuki system allows you to swap over the internal mechanism. So you in effect swing the whole unit through 180degrees and swap the gear mechanism and throttle mechanism over. I think most of the surface mount units are the same.

I have a spare unit in the garage that I could strip down to show you how to do it and we could compare yours to see if its possible.

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Well that's what I thought as well, so took a look at it this afternoon. Yes you can turn the whole lever upside down relative to the chassis, but because of the mechanism having not the neutral poition in the middle, the handle is in the wrong place. So I've been pole axed again
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When I brought the surface mount for my Suzuki it was set up with the button on the wrong side.

Rather than change over the external lever or button, the Suzuki system allows you to swap over the internal mechanism. So you in effect swing the whole unit through 180degrees and swap the gear mechanism and throttle mechanism over. I think most of the surface mount units are the same.

I have a spare unit in the garage that I could strip down to show you how to do it and we could compare yours to see if its possible.

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Didn't know that but mine is the same and I have just got used to it. don't even notice now.
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Will an aftermarket one do the job?
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Will an aftermarket one do the job?
Haa....Funny you should say that, I was doing some research myself and found THIS on the teleflex website. They do a Port Side control too. Looks better that the OEM one as well. Looks like I'll be getting my money back!
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