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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-30-2014

changing a tiller to controls

Is it possiblet o change a 40hp etec tiller controls over to a LEVER BINNACLE control?


THank you


Posts: 8,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: changing a tiller to controls

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If your motor had the optional tiller kit installed, then it is a simple matter of removing it and re-installing the original parts.  If your motor was manufactured as a tiller model from the factory, then you may have to find a knowledgeable dealer who can redo your motor to use remote controls by looking up all the parts needed to convert your motor. That may not be economically feasible but talk to your dealer about needed parts, installation, and prices. 


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