Steering Linkage?

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Steering Linkage?

Post by bear7625 »

I have a 1991 Johnson 15 HP outboard. I changed the steering system from the old cable & pulley to a Telflex rotary system. I'm looking for the linkage arm that connects to the motor. I need to know if there is a specific size or does one size fit all? I found some on eBay, but have no idea which one will work. New ones are to pricey for me. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Steering Linkage?

Post by TinBoatToo »

Check your local boat mechanic, Mine just gave me one off an old boat sitting out back for free!!. US Marine wanted $80 bucks!!!
Sam Underwood
1967 16' Starcraft Sportsman V
1957 Johnson 7.5hp
1990 Johnson 30hp

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Steering Linkage?

Post by truckhuntfish »

this might sound funny buy it worked for me and already had one laying around but , do you know of anyone that races go karts around you ? If so get a steering arm from them , they have a ball joint type connection on each end that a bolt goes through. then i measured where halfway of steering cable , set motor in straight position then cut steering arm to length and bolted can look at for the part too they prob have it. i was in your spot when i thought of it and didnt want to spend so much on something so simple.

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