1. Welcome to Jetboaters.net!

    We are delighted you have found your way to the best Jet Boaters Forum on the internet! Please consider Signing Up so that you can enjoy all the features and offers on the forum. We have members with boats from all the major manufacturers including Yamaha, Seadoo, Scarab and Chaparral. We don't email you SPAM, and the site is totally non-commercial. So what's to lose? IT IS FREE!

    Membership allows you to ask questions (no matter how mundane), meet up with other jet boaters, see full images (not just thumbnails), browse the member map and qualifies you for members only discounts offered by vendors who run specials for our members only! (It also gets rid of this banner!)

    free hit counter
  2. After selling out of last years red and blue models, Eric Justason has ordered another round of Koozies. The new color options are Blue with Yellow Logo, Red with Black Logo and Yellow with Blue Logo. He is making them available for $1.25 each. You can order yours via his Order Form or you can discuss them in this Thread. All proceeds from Koozie sales go into future SWAG production and event sponsorship.

    (Clicking the X in the top right hand corner will dismiss this notice).
    Dismiss Notice

07 Challenger 180se wont go all the way into forward.

Discussion in 'Sea-Doo Jet Boats' started by Steeevo, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    Hi everyone I'm new so forgive me as I get to know you all. After a glorious day on the lake i was bringing the Do in to trailer it and the shiftier got very stiff, so much that while going into forward it doesn't quite go all the way up. To throttle up at all, I have to push the shift lever forward and hold it so it releases the interlock. After a minor episode with the trailer (due to an unresponsive throttle) I finally got it off of the water. Has anyone run into this in the past?
     
  2. Scott E

    Scott E Active Member

    Messages:
    92
    Location:
    Rush NY
    Ratings:
    +34 / 3
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    21
    Does the gate open all the way the trailer? Any resistance?
     
  3. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    No, its binding up on the trailer also. I've removed the handle and inspected the cable, all is good. Lubed the cable and reinstalled the handle. Back by the gate I also lubricated the shaft. Manually I can move the gate to all 3 positions with no issue, but the shift lever is super stiff to move.
     
  4. Speedling

    Speedling Jetboaters Admiral

    Messages:
    3,318
    Location:
    Cedar Lake, IN
    Ratings:
    +2,658 / 18
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    SS
    Boat Length:
    21
    I don't know the doo mechanism but you will probably need to pull the throttles out and take it apart.
     
  5. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    9,331
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +6,102 / 65
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    That is strange....if it slowly got stiff, then I'd say your cable is rusty and old and needs replacing, but to go from fine to stiff in moments suggests one of 2 things:
    1. while putting on the trailer you stirred up rocks etc and your gates have crap in them (but you say you disconnected them and they move fine)
    2. something in the binnacle broke (perhaps because of #1 and you pushed to hard and broke something)-you are going to have to take it apart and see if you can figure that out....
     
  6. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    I've removed the throttle assy and it moves smooth, no resistance. The cable seems to be moving ok from the throttle to the reverse gate. It really weird because if I move the reverse gate up and down with the linkage connected it moves the shift lever into the proper spot and I can move the throttle lever as if there is no issues. But from the lever the gate doesn't move far enough. Could there be some excess play in the cable?
     
  7. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    9,331
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +6,102 / 65
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    It is possible one of your linkages is bent and causing the angles to not be correct thus requiring more force than normal to effect the move?
     
  8. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    Well I can't find anything bent but I did. Come across something interesting. There is supposedto be a small hook and spring on the reverse lingake. Does anyone know what they do? Because mine are gone. The only reason I even know that they exist is by looking at a parts diagram. Could this be the issue? I really don't recall ever seeing them.
     
  9. Ron@Scarab

    Ron@Scarab Active Member

    Messages:
    169
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Ratings:
    +86 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    26
    replace the cable, it sounds like you man-handled the lever so bad that you bent the cable under the shift lever, not allowing it to move freely to extend or retract the cable. The cable was bad in the first place if the reverse gate works freely.
     
  10. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    Thanks, that's what I have done. Parts are on order.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Ron@Scarab

    Ron@Scarab Active Member

    Messages:
    169
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Ratings:
    +86 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    26
    :):)Glad to add my .02
     
  12. Steeevo

    Steeevo New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    18
    New cable is installed, back from a great day on the lake. Thanks everyone.
     
    • Like Like x 3

Share This Page