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Registered: ‎04-27-2012

200HO E having a problem with the motor going into safe mode because of Talon/Powerpole vibration

I'm just repowering my boat with a 2012 200 HO and I really I want to install a Talon on my boat using a jack plate mount. The dealer said there has been some reports of Talon/Power Pole vibrations setting off the knock sensors in the motor putting it in safe mode. Has anyone experienced a problem with this and if so how did you resolve it.
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 200HO E having a problem with the motor going into safe mode because of Talon/Powerpole vibratio

The earlier engine models with knock sensors were very sensitive and loose boat hardware such as Power Poles slapping around while running could affect them.  Today's motors are much better as are the newer boat accessories.




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