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    VTS Extenstion Rod Problem???

    Don't know if I have a problem or not but I installed the VTS extension rod and got everything tightened up. Was moving the steering around side to side with the reverse bucket up and I could hear a click when I moved the steering sharp. Went around the rear to inspect and after some checking, the reverse bucket slightly hits the bolt which hold the VTS rod on. Is this normal??? It doesn't hit very hard at all and then just moves right on past it.

    I have a pic of it bolted together and thought if I did something wrong that it might stand out. Gotta love those Riva install procedures... They could at least give a picture showing the correct install..

    The picture I have attached is with the reverse bucket down. (No problems like this, but when it is up it rubs)

    Thanks guys for the help and advice on getting this Stage 1 completed... Now I just need the good Lord's help to get this water and air warmed up a bit so I can get out and check the new top speed!!!
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    you need to adjust your bucket cable

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    Ummm adjust the bucket cable....You mean the reverse??? should i not let it come back up so far??? Is that what you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badams7 View Post
    Ummm adjust the bucket cable....You mean the reverse??? should i not let it come back up so far??? Is that what you mean?

    Hahaha, thats what I meant. I don't know why I wrote that.

    Yes, adjust it down a little.

    You do have it on the right way....right?
    thin side up, thick side down..

    Just checking
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    I think so... I believe just the adjustment will fix it...

    thanks for the help!

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    Not for sure what you mean by Thick side up etc. so I took a pic of my reverse cable. It looks fine to me.. Also I took one of my steering cable.. Just to see if anything stood out...

    tonight I am going to work on that reverse cable so that my bucket doesn't return so far up..

    Here are the pics
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    Oh, I'm sorry, I assumed you had a wedge installed & was reffering to that. Usually you use the ext. rod when you install a pump wedge. By looking at your 2nd pic it looks like you do have a wedge & it's on correctly. Unhook your reverse cable from the bucket & unscrew it a few turns & go from there.

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    The VTS bolt is on backwards. THe allen head is supposed to be on the right side and nut on the inside...

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    yeah, it looks like you switched it since your 1st pic you posted.
    Though I don't think it matters what side the bolt is on as long as the rod is on the inside of the trim ring......right?
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    The nut protrudes farther out than the allen head side, hence the slight bumping.

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