Skippy, call Joel at itroll. Im sure he can point you in the right direction.
After looking on the iTroll website and searching google I can't find installation kits specific to my honda 8 hp. In my case it appears I need rod, servo mounting bracket, and metal collars.
Is it up to me to fabricate these items myself or does someone have knowledge of where to get pre-made install kits.
Just got off the phone with Joel at Itroll. I bought a itroll unit about 10 years ago and key pad went out. Joel fixed it at no cost ( not even shipping) !! go to Itroll website and give Joel a call.. one of the most friendly people ive dealt with
Thanks for sending me that link. I didn't buy the unit new, it actually came with a boat I purchased this spring and unfortunately no instructions.
Appreciate the help!
Does anyone have any experience mounting the servo motor on a 2006 8 hp Honda 4 stroke.
I’m struggling with finding a good place to mount where I will be able to connect the wire to the throttle on the carb.
I’ve watched all the videos out there and the motors used all seem to have the servo installed on the back-half of the motor because the wire needs to pull the throttle screw towards the back of the motor to increase fuel/rpms.
The problem with my Honda is that the carb is in the front 1/3 of the motor and the throttle screw needs to be pulled towards the front of the motor to increase rpms.
Thanks in advance for any insight
You can adjust your servo and arm to be very sensitive with a smaller range if that's the way you would like it.
You can make it work from no throttle to high throttle with a twist of the dial or only change a few RPM's with the same turn. Many never try and tune the operation of the unit to suit their needs.
A bit off topic, but I was wondering if anybody knows if they make a trolling throttle control that uses something more accurate then a servo motor and and arm. It seems like a stepper motor and a threaded rod would give 0.001" control or better. Currently I'm just trying to set it with the tiller arm twist throttle and friction hold knob. A big pain to say the least.
Fish Hound - thank you so much for those links; EXACTLY what I was looking for.