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    Bayliner 288 - Gear lever neutral detent?

    Hi!
    I’ve just finished replacing bellows and shifter assembly.
    I’ve adjusted cable (with 3D printed tools for that 7 3/4 distance) and then the levers at each helm. I adjusted with just the upper helm connected, because it had a very distinct detent on neutral. Afterwards I adjusted the lower helm which doesn’t have this detent...
    Is this normal? I had to adjust when in gear, so both levers were at max forward.

    They work fine, and I do get a neutral detent because both are moving and I can feel it from the upper helm, but is this intentional?
    No neutral detent on lower helm?

    Next is throttle adjustment, it is very hard, which I suspect is the lever at upper helm.

    #2
    To answer this thread for others in the same situation:

    - No, there is only one helm that will have a detent for the gear lever. As both won't be perfectly matched up, you're supposed to remove the ball+spring from one of the levers so you're sure only one have the detent, and you adjust the cable with this lever, and then adjust and connect the second one.

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      #3
      Thanks for posting you findings. I’m sure it will help others.
      1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

      Mike

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        #4
        Mine is the same, no detent at the lower helm.
        Not sure why your initial post went un answered
        🤔
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
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          #5
          mine doesnt have a detent at either helm... maybe its faulty, has been backed out a little, or has been removed completely.

          if one lever does have a detent, it should be on the lever with the neutral safety switch.....


          NU LIBERTE'
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