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#1 SanFran

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:01 PM

I've just had to replace the throttle cable. Single control with the press button to disengage gearbox type. I've got a 20hp buhk and don't know how to set the idle rpm. Might be a bit high, so would this be the cause of the difficulty in getting it into and out of gear. Reverse is especially difficult.
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:11 PM

First thing is to remove the cables from the engine and gearbox.  Set the idle speed correctly on the engine then try a gearshift by hand at the gearbox lever. If its still hard its a gearbox issue, if its easy its cable setup.

Idle is set by ensuring the throttle lever comes right back to the stop, which is usually moved with an adjustment screw....


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

Excellent. Thanks. Understood, I think it's a few mm off the stop, so will be my first adjustment, test
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