Thread: Steering Nozzle troubles.
05-28-2008, 05:49 PM #1
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?
05-28-2008, 05:57 PM #2
05-28-2008, 06:13 PM #3
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.
05-28-2008, 06:34 PM #4
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.
05-28-2008, 09:16 PM #5
08-05-2008, 03:14 PM #6
Reminder to get rid of those OEM plastic steering nozzles
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