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Tiller steer throttle cant hold it's position

Old 11-20-2018, 08:23 AM
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Default Tiller steer throttle cant hold it's position

I have a brand new Suzuki 9.9 that keeps droping back to idle. From the first time i took off from the dock l couldnt get it to hold and keep tightening the tention knob under the tiller but no go. I called the dealer and he says that they will try to come up with a solution and get back to me. Has anyone else had this issue with Suzukis?
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:00 AM
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i dont think the tiller is suppose to hold throttle position! your hand is suppose to do that! kind of a safety feature!
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:24 AM
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It should work just like a motorcycle throttle. You have to twist it and keep it actively twisted. Are you doing that and it still drops to idle or are you trying to "set it and forget it"?
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Does the tiller grip have a set screw? If so, that might have backed out and the actual throttle shaft is slipping inside it. Pull the screw and add some Loctite and I bet that fixes it.
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Every tiller motor I ever had you had to hold the throttle open or it would go back to idle.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i dont think the tiller is suppose to hold throttle position! your hand is suppose to do that! kind of a safety feature!
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by hbouldin1216 View Post
Does the tiller grip have a set screw? If so, that might have backed out and the actual throttle shaft is slipping inside it. Pull the screw and add some Loctite and I bet that fixes it.
Yes, that should work.
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:00 PM
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i dont think the tiller is suppose to hold throttle position! your hand is suppose to do that! kind of a safety feature!
They said that it was supposed to be that way for safety. Funny but I had a Tohatsu 9.8 for the past 10 years that always held its throttle position so I just thought that they were all supposed to.
Since this is a sailboat kicker and I will be holding on to the other tiller I need it to stay in its position So I have rigged up A piece of webbing strap to the Stern pulpit With a tiller extension. It is kind of Rupe Goldberg but that seems to work until I can come up with something better.
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being that its made to not stay in position without your hand on the tiller, your only option is to jerry rig something up!

better option would be to by fishing boat with an outboard! the throttles will stay in place with them!
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:28 AM
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Default Well, it has some type of tensioner knob made of plastic/nylon

Originally Posted by hbouldin1216 View Post
Does the tiller grip have a set screw? If so, that might have backed out and the actual throttle shaft is slipping inside it. Pull the screw and add some Loctite and I bet that fixes it.
but it wont hold it's position.
I am now using a jury rig piece of strap that I type like a tourniquet around a tiller extender. It will have to fo. I guess
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Originally Posted by Blewtooth View Post
They said that it was supposed to be that way for safety. Funny but I had a Tohatsu 9.8 for the past 10 years that always held its throttle position so I just thought that they were all supposed to.
Since this is a sailboat kicker and I will be holding on to the other tiller I need it to stay in its position So I have rigged up A piece of webbing strap to the Stern pulpit With a tiller extension. It is kind of Rupe Goldberg but that seems to work until I can come up with something better.
My old lawnmower would stay running with the blades on when I let go of the handle. My new lawnmower cuts off. There are tons of example of what was in the past aint no more for safty reasons.
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My old lawnmower would stay running with the blades on when I let go of the handle. My new lawnmower cuts off. There are tons of example of what was in the past ain't no more for safety reasons.
nothing a zip tie wont fix .
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Originally Posted by Blewtooth View Post
but it wont hold it's position.
I am now using a jury rig piece of strap that I type like a tourniquet around a tiller extender. It will have to fo. I guess
Oh, you didn't make it clear that you were letting go of it for the sailboat application. Good luck with that.
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