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    Default Anyone have this issue forward/reverse?

    I have tried a few things but i still am having issues with my forward reverse lever. I hit a few waves or bumps and it creeps it way back to closing the bucket.. Has anyone had this issue and found a fix for it. I tried tightening up the bushings with electrical tape on the bucket..no help.. Also tried moving the adjustment so that the lever is almost horizontal in the forward position. Still bounces it's way back. I have the brand new billet forward revers and didn't want to spend another 150 for a locking style. This is what i have now.

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    Put a wave washer behind the handle. Worked pretty well on mine. Try putting a smaller one where your cable attaches to the bucket as well. This should tighten it up a bit.

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    I opted for a 3 position locking on my current boat , allows both hands on the wheel, makes docking a little dicy cause of the detent button


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjoshua View Post
    Put a wave washer behind the handle. Worked pretty well on mine. Try putting a smaller one where your cable attaches to the bucket as well. This should tighten it up a bit.
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    You don't have a Rams Horn type reverse bucket do you?
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    Get a detent shifter and be done with it. The non locking type are famous for wanting to fall down into reverse.

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    Adjust the linkage where when in forward position it cams over

    I've also seen a spring installed
    Over the cable between the bucket
    And arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Adjust the linkage where when in forward position it cams over

    I've also seen a spring installed
    Over the cable between the bucket
    And arm
    I've seen the spring thing a few times, but on the handle side of the forward/reverse. Best setup I've seen so far

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    the wave washer behind the handle worked great for me.

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    Mine is spring loaded open. A carb return spring fit perfectly at the handle lever to a bolt

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    i've got this problem too.
    i end up just leaving my hand on the lever.
    any pics of the wave plate/washer setup
    i'm interested in a solution here - one that doesn't require the detent button.
    i've driven those and don't like them
    the stock one is soooooo smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwind74 View Post
    i've got this problem too.
    i end up just leaving my hand on the lever.
    any pics of the wave plate/washer setup
    i'm interested in a solution here - one that doesn't require the detent button.
    i've driven those and don't like them
    the stock one is soooooo smooth.
    The original Morse shifters forward reverse shifter/controllers featured a "wavy" spring type washer that produced a bit of tension to help provide some "drag" or tension to aid in keeping the shifter in whatever position was desired (to some degree) One issue to be aware (and carefull of) is that if the reverse gate drops into the thrust inadvertantly the thrust of the jet can litterally blow the bucket off the nozzle (among other problems) Holding on to the shifter is clearly a way of being sure this doesnt occur however its much safer to be able to maintain both hands on the steering wheel particularly at high speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pw_Tony View Post
    I've seen the spring thing a few times, but on the handle side of the forward/reverse. Best setup I've seen so far
    I'll give the spring a try next, my last jet topped out at 62, didn't have the speed of this one so the one handed steering wasnt such a concern. Does the detent style hold the boat steady at the dock to a degree? cause that might be nice when first starting it up, I didn't think how carefull i'd have to be before I capped and custom painted my boat the little fenders don't give much protection on the Daytona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewvette View Post
    I'll give the spring a try next, my last jet topped out at 62, didn't have the speed of this one so the one handed steering wasnt such a concern. Does the detent style hold the boat steady at the dock to a degree? cause that might be nice when first starting it up, I didn't think how carefull i'd have to be before I capped and custom painted my boat the little fenders don't give much protection on the Daytona.
    If you have one hand on the wheel and one on the fwd reverse lever, where is the beer? I always hold mine but I haso have a slow open bow. WHen I have my 3 year old driving with me I really hold on to it because she is interested in it and I can see it being thrown into reverse. I installed a locking one on my Southwind but that was for safety. I didn't have reverse anyways just nuetral.
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