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    Why is the reverse on the right side??!!

    I am interested in the 2008 Yami SHO's but my wife is wrestling with the idea of the reverse being on the right side.

    Can somone tell me why would they place a reverse on the same side as the throttle? It doesn't make any sense. And for those of you who have gotten used to it, do you use your left hand to reach over and manuver or do you have certain way of using reverse and throttle with right hand?

    Is this something that we can adjust to? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDoocer View Post
    I am interested in the 2008 Yami SHO's but my wife is wrestling with the idea of the reverse being on the right side.

    Can somone tell me why would they place a reverse on the same side as the throttle? It doesn't make any sense. And for those of you who have gotten used to it, do you use your left hand to reach over and manuver or do you have certain way of using reverse and throttle with right hand?

    Is this something that we can adjust to? Thanks
    I would think it is there so people don't do stupid S**T like go forewards and slam it into reverse for subs. just a thought. It is on the left on my RX and I do that all the time

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    You cant "accidentally" engage reverse while cruising along .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacRae View Post
    You cant "accidentally" engage reverse while cruising along .

    Do people really do that? OMGosh!!!

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    I am not sure how the FX reverse compares to the XLT and SUV which are the same. I do know if you do not have it engaged all the way and hit the throttle it will bend the shaft on the reverse cable. I know from experience. I assume this is why it is on the same side. keeps people from pulling the throttle while engaging reverse.

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    I used to wonder why myself and kindof wished it was like the Seadoo's but after reading this thread, I'm now happy it is on the same side as my throttle. Ingenious decision on Yammi's part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osidebill View Post
    I do know if you do not have it engaged all the way and hit the throttle it will bend the shaft on the reverse cable. I know from experience. I assume this is why it is on the same side. keeps people from pulling the throttle while engaging reverse.
    Funny you mention that, i did the same thing last week.

    What a buzzkill.

    Lesson learned for sure.

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    Just Yammis attempt to idiot proof their skis. They are the loan manufacturer still insisting on putting the lever on the wrong side. Even Kawi switched it to the left side on their new Ultra.

    Is it easy to get used to using?? Probably not, especially for those who shift when the throttle is half open !!


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