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    ultra 150 steering cable slack

    I searched and didn't find a good answer. I have an '01 ultra 150 w/75 hrs on it. The unit is basically like brand new. I bought it last fall and it runs great except the steering at center is very vague. I read the manual on steering cable adjustment but that will only adjust cable total length. It won't remove the "slack" in the steering at center. When I test the play at the nozzle there is only maybe a 1\4", but at the handle bars its almost 3/4" before it turns. Once you are past that point the slack seems to be gone. How do you adjust slack in the cable? It sort of ruins an otherwise great machine..


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    You might look for slop in the rod end bearing.

    Keep in mind that there is supposed to be slop in the steering system on a jet drive. You turn the boat by re-directing the jet stream as it flows from the nozzle. When you're going straight, you don't want the steering nozzle in the jet stream because that would slow you down.

    Steering a boat is like herding cattle, it's not precise.

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    This one is def sloppy compared to my previous machines. The slop would seem to be at the handle end of the cable. Are there any adjustments that can be made at that end?

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    Probably no 'adjustments', but the cable might not be secured properly. Take it apart and look.

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