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    Default Stiff Steering, Only when diverter is up or down

    Is it normal to have really stiff steering when the diverter is all the way up or all the way down? I never had a problem with it and now i upgraded to a snoot and it got really stiff. I figured it was the stupid bottom mount steering binding up so i switched to a HTP top mount set up and i still have the stiff steering. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honda92 View Post
    Is it normal to have really stiff steering when the diverter is all the way up or all the way down? I never had a problem with it and now i upgraded to a snoot and it got really stiff. I figured it was the stupid bottom mount steering binding up so i switched to a HTP top mount set up and i still have the stiff steering. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!
    It sounds like it's still binding up somewhere. If you disconnect it from the pump, is it still stiff?
    Any pictures?

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    I'll get some pics up later on today. If the boat is on the trailer, everything works as it should. If i'm hauling ass across the lake, it gets extremely stiff.

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    Under a heavy foot its gonna be stiff. Your motor is shooting the water out at a huge rate, your trying to bend it.

    Check it out of the water with diverter up and down and in the middle while someone else turns the wheel. Make sure its not binding anywhere. If its not binding, your fine.

    My steering gets a little tough with diverter on roost and I try to turn. Normal


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honda92 View Post
    I never had a problem with it and now i upgraded to a snoot and it got really stiff. I figured it was the stupid bottom mount steering binding up so i switched to a HTP top mount set up and i still have the stiff steering.

    Did you get a steering swivel or clevis with this super duper setup?? I'm thinkin you did, those "HTP" kits are pretty complete for the price you pay. What did the shop you bought it from "figure" about this binding steering aside from "here buy this and that, it's what would need".
    i know if you bought it from duane he would never do that, he steer ya right, binding and all.
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    Must just be how it is then. On the trailer it steers easy as can be no matter what position the diverter is in. Yup i have the fancy swivel deal also. Here is a couple pics to make sure everything looks alright



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    Mine stiffened up too...but only after I installed the Place Diverter and droop.
    Oddly enough, when the original Jet-A-Way was on it had easy steering all the time >nothing binding anywhere.
    I've come to the conclusion, the addition of my droop-snoot may be the culprit.
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    For starters your missing the washer on the top of the joint at the diverter (allen head Bolt)

    Put a little grease in that zerk it helps

    Hard to tell from pics but did you install nyliner inserts in the pins that go thru the nozel and diverter? (steering pivot point)

    Lossen all 4 bolts on the steering tube so the ball moves and move the wheel back and forth then center the wheel or nozel and lock it down.

    I had the same setup on my daytona and it worked great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonz69 View Post
    For starters your missing the washer on the top of the joint at the diverter (allen head Bolt)

    Put a little grease in that zerk it helps

    Hard to tell from pics but did you install nyliner inserts in the pins that go thru the nozel and diverter? (steering pivot point)

    Lossen all 4 bolts on the steering tube so the ball moves and move the wheel back and forth then center the wheel or nozel and lock it down.

    I had the same setup on my daytona and it worked great
    -Washers were too big to fit on the top of the swivel the way i have it. might have to make one up quick.

    -Lucas grease has been pumped into the zerk

    -Nyliner sleeves are in and are brand new

    -Pretty sure it is what it is. On the trailer it steers like butter and so does it in the water as long are your not wide open with the diverter all the way up or down. I think its just the downward or upward pressure screwing with it. The quality of the steering kit is great though, for the price i couldn't be happier with that part of it!

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    yep you have to grind a small flat spot on that top washer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rondane View Post
    Did you get a steering swivel or clevis with this super duper setup?? I'm thinkin you did, those "HTP" kits are pretty complete for the price you pay. What did the shop you bought it from "figure" about this binding steering aside from "here buy this and that, it's what would need".
    i know if you bought it from duane he would never do that, he steer ya right, binding and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondane View Post
    Did you get a steering swivel or clevis with this super duper setup?? I'm thinkin you did, those "HTP" kits are pretty complete for the price you pay. What did the shop you bought it from "figure" about this binding steering aside from "here buy this and that, it's what would need".
    i know if you bought it from duane he would never do that, he steer ya right, binding and all.
    rondane

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    Default Like you worked on your boat fonzzzzzzzzzz

    Quote Originally Posted by ballwashers View Post
    real classy FONZ69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonz69 View Post
    yep you have to grind a small flat spot on that top washer

    for a guy who drove 12 hours to get the "Full treatment" on your boat fonzy, how do you know so much? sounds "rehearsed" to me. Did you do all this extra "tweaking" on your setup after you had it "installed"??? You figure for all that money, it would be turn key, so what's the deal? Maybe i should ask the wife??
    What amazes me is that hyonda here really didnt "figure" that the original steering location wasnt good enough, he was "talked" into a "super duper" top mount JG style which didnt make a damn bit of difference....just his pocketbook a lil lighter. Nothing like taking advantage of eagerness.........
    what is wrong with people?????? Try this stuff before you buy it!
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