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Old 07-12-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Tightening Throttles

Before I just start taking stuff apart, I wanted to ask for prior experience here.
I'd like my throttle levers to be tighter, which is contrary to what a search revealed most people encounter... But when I'm cruising, the throttles like to slowly work their way back towards idle, so I lose RPMs and boat slows down. I have to keep pushing them up.
Is there an adjustment at all inside the shift/throttle lever assembly? I took the cover off between the two levers (94 3200) and saw how they're bolted in, but I didn't venture to take it apart any further yet. And there's nothing to tighten down at the carb side of the cable.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #2
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I know my single station 3000 unit has a drag screw. It is accessed by a hole in the handle 180 degrees from the arm.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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I'll check for that. Thanks

It appears I have Gen II shifters. They look like this one.
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Looked at a manual I have that covers the commander 3000 dual control and the tension screw is on the inside of the handles just above where it attaches to the base.
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Looked at a manual I have that covers the commander 3000 dual control and the tension screw is on the inside of the handles just above where it attaches to the base.
Looks like I have 4500 Gen II controls, and this picture is the friction adjustment screw...
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Looks like I have 4500 Gen II controls, and this picture is the friction adjustment screw...
Let us know how it works out for you.
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Went over during lunch and tightened them up. Took the two long screws out that sandwich the two shift boxes between the mounting brackets and lifted them up just enough to access that nut, just as pictured above. Tightened it until I thought I liked how the levers felt and then put it back together. All while my burger was grilling...!
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