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Rob Birch
01-31-2013, 10:50 AM
The steering mount on my X appears to be a bit Micky Mouse. I am talking about the part in the engine compartment that holds the cable and attaches to the outdrive steering arm. There is a bracket with a hex post welded to it and then a ball pivot at the top of the post. The smallest part (diameter) of the ball pivot I would guess to be maybe 3/8 of an inch. On the outdrive arm there is another ball pivot again at 3/8 of an inch at the smallest diameter. It just dawned on me that the torque produced by the AQ270 would cause substantial pressure on those points and should either fail then disaster would ensue.

Does anyone have some pics of their steering mount?

02-02-2013, 09:58 AM
I'll try to takes picture for you next week