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I have a Nissan 6 HP four-stroke outboard motor on my 14-foot aluminum boat.

Do you believe the shift arm extention, shown in the following photos could cause damage to the internal shifting mechanism of the motor?

This modified motor has been used on a sailboat for the past two years and the owner says it much easier to shift the gears while looking forward.

I was thinking about maybe using a much shorter arm...maybe to the top of the cowl.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Nissan shift lever 5.JPG

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Nissan shift lever 12.JPG

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Nissan shift lever 4.JPG

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Nissan shift lever 6.JPG

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Nissan shift lever 9.JPG

I welcome all coments...pro or con!:eek:oooh:

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The only thing I can see that would be a problem is the length of the shifter handle now. I would think that vibration would be an issue. Cutting it down would help, or rerouting it along side of the engine towards the front with some linkage and heim joints. You'd have to drill a hole in the metal cowling for a brace point, but I've seeen lots of them this way. Later Andy
 

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Bought one from Cabelas and use it on my 9.9 kicker. Works great and no problems encountered yet.
 

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The only thing I can see that would be a problem is the length of the shifter handle now. I would think that vibration would be an issue. Cutting it down would help, or rerouting it along side of the engine towards the front with some linkage and heim joints. You'd have to drill a hole in the metal cowling for a brace point, but I've seeen lots of them this way. Later Andy
Andy, I believe that cutting down the length of the arm would be more within my skill levels.:smile2::smile2: It would be the Kiss of Death for my motor if I got close to it with a drill!

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It fits over the tiller handle. Complete control of shifter and throttle. Still have access to the kill switch on the end of tiller. They also come in different lenghts so have a good idea of what you want before buying.
 

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It fits over the tiller handle. Complete control of shifter and throttle. Still have access to the kill switch on the end of tiller. They also come in different lenghts so have a good idea of what you want before buying.
J.C., could you tell me where in Cabelas catalog I can find these, or a part number? I have looked on their web site but didn't find the right items.

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I had some spare time this morning and messed around a bit with some hardwood scrap. This is the very rough start to a longer shifter arm for my Nissan motor.

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Shift arm 3.JPG

I still have to thin down the top of the lever....and of course...paint it RED!:smile2:

Spring better hurry and get here...otherwise my whole boat is going to end up RED!:tounge_out:

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Bill, try page 111 in the spring 2008 Master Catalog. The one I have is iten# CJ- 01-7444-001. This is a straight 30". They also have them jointed and extendable. Hope this helps.
 

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In case anyone is interested...(and if you are...you really need to get a life!) I have finished making an shift arm extention for my little Nissan 6 HP motor.

Painted and ready to install. Isn't that a lovely red color?:wink:

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Shift arm.JPG

Now installed on motor and ready to do it's thing...which I'm hoping will be to shift easier! Actually, the extended arm does make reaching the lever, and shifting, much easier.:smile2:

http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Shift arm installed.JPG

Now...what is left unpainted????

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Looks good,Bill.:wink: What kind of material did you make the handle out of?:confused2: I like the red color.:big_smile:
Thanks Glenn, I made the handle out of a scrap piece of 1" x 2" Poplar board I had in my scrap pile. (actual size is 3/4" x 1-1/2")

The shift extension handle I copied was made out of 3/4" plywood.

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Looks to good to using there Bill. Better get it scuffed up some, or it's bound to break. LOL Later Andy
Ha! Andy, if something does break I'm just hoping it is the wooden handle...and not the Nissan's shift arm!:crazy:

That would sure spoil a guy's day on the water!

Bill
 
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