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    Nothin' runs like a Deere IowanGPR's Avatar
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    Steering Nozzle troubles.

    some history -

    last year my stock steering nozzle broke off on a large wave that I jumped leaving me stranded. Replaced that with the pro-tec 1" extension nozzle end of last year and on my last ride the top and bottom bolts broke off(from steering nozzle into trim ring). I did not have them installed correctly. Over winter I ordered new trim ring and aftermarket nozzle from island racing, put that on the new trim ring. The trouble comes when I lost the top bolt again. this time it backed itself out but was not 'broken' off.

    OK so obviously I am not installing them correctly. I need some help here. I use the hex/allen bolts that come packaged with the nozzle that sink into top and bottom, I tightened them until the steering was tight but not stuck. I used loctite on both top and bottom. Do you tighten these screws until the hit the exit nozzle for torque? I didn't have them in that far... it locked up my handlebars if i did. I used the 2 washers included on the steering rod coming out of the hull ( is that correct?) just looking for some assistance. thanks for reading about my inability to modify my watercraft.

    Oh and i do need one more bolt the correct size forthe one i lost. anyone have the size/thread measurement or an extra I could get?

    -ben


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    Make sure you are using the stand-offs #2 and #5 on the drawing even with the aftermarket nozzle. The stand off is designed to allow for proper torque without locking up the nozzle; allowing it to turn.

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    well i have them for the sides on the trim ring but not for the steering nozzle. i will try the supply store tomorrow, i just didn't know standoffs would fit inside the nozzle hole for the screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPryan View Post
    Make sure you are using the stand-offs #2 and #5 on the drawing even with the aftermarket nozzle. The stand off is designed to allow for proper torque without locking up the nozzle; allowing it to turn.
    The stand off spacers are important for this to work. They also allow the nozzle to turn freely and not get eaten up by the sharp edges of the bolts. You will need to order them.

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    Reminder to get rid of those OEM plastic steering nozzles

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