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    Easy Forward/Reverse Handle Fix

    I for one have been having a hard time pressing that gray lever to
    release the forward/reverse handle. This Kawa seems to be running
    5mph in idle, little time to be fooling with it!

    Hydrotoys, aka Skunkworks, showed how to take cowling off, access
    the handle and grind off the detent with a dremel.

    Cue03 and I decided to do this today......Cue did as Hydro said, I took
    mine off and noticed that the gray release lever on the inside of the black
    handle was attached with just one phillips head screw. Remove gray release lever and wa la.......problem solved, no grinding and you can take it back to stock if the spirit moves you. F/R Handle now moves freely.

    I was going to put this on the FAQ but it's closed, maybe Hydro can do that.


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    Tom is correct. I should have paid closer attention to the lever BEFORE I got dremel happy. Oh well. I removed the gray release piece as well and like the full grab feel much better. Will see tomorrow how it operates in the water.

    Curtis

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    Excellent work.

    Now go here, and write it up. If you snap a quick pick of what to remove then you will make it simple for anyone. One of the mods will drop it in it's own thread with a titled description and lock it.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=23366

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    done

    Cue found out that the triangular piece that he ground off the detent
    is $25 in case he wants to go back to using the gray release lever in
    the black handle.

    I objected to having to do two operations to get reverse.....way too
    much time with a dock or obstruction looming in front!

    Plus I noticed that SeaDoo's have a F N R on their RXT's. I think having
    a Neutral is very useful. With the Kawa I guess you'll just have to feel
    it to find it.

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    With the detent intact, neutral is much easier to find.

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    That detent is there for a reason, I hope the reverse bucket doesnt come down on you while on the throttle, or going over a big wave/wake.

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    I thought about that

    I don't forsee how any force would be present to push
    that reverse bucket down. Any water coming at the boat
    from the rear just forces it to normal up position. I thought
    the lip on the bucket might catch the jet stream from nozzle
    but if anything it might be just touching it, again keeping
    it in up position.

    The handle would jump up if bucket came down. Maybe if
    you saw that you could react quick enough to prevent the
    over the handlebars manouever.

    SeaDoo's don't have a detent do they? Any reports of bucket
    coming down?

    If it happens I'll be sure to post and revert back to stock......if
    I'm here to tell the tale!

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    The design is cam'd at the bucket. It can't come down on it's own, even without the cable hooked. It always forces itself up.

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    Tom,
    Did you have to take off the upper shell to get to it?

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