Our shifting is stiff, especially from reverse to neutral. Unfortunately I suspect it is a transmission
issue, but before I get that far I want to lubricate the control and replace the cables
. They are 15 years old so it seems like a good idea anyway.
The control is a side mount single
Greasing the exposed mechanism seems pretty straightforward but I'm wondering if it is possible to get some grease into gears that are encased. I see an allen plug
that looks a lot like the plug
on my MaxProp that can take a zerc fitting. I've also read that there might be a way to adjust the "drag" on the control lever so maybe it is for that. When I tighten it though I don't detect any difference in how the shifter moves. Does anyone know if this is supposed take a zerk fitting? Normally adding grease through a zerc results in grease being forced out somewhere else. If its for a zerc where would the excess grease be forced out?
For changing the cables
the cotter pins are nicely tucked away.
I'm guessing I should unscrew the control from the pedestal
(and remove what looks like an entire tube of silicone) to get better access to the cotter pins. There is a screw that looks like it could removed to disconnect the plate holding the throttle.