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i have an 8 hp johnson kicker motor and it is VERY stiff to lift. i was wondering if any of you gurus could tell me how to make it easier to lift. i am assuming that the hinge point, which has a long bolt running through it, must be disasembled-cleaned-regreased. not sure though. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.:cheers:
 

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Have you found a grease zerk on the tilt tube? On some motors you can give it a shot of grease and then repeatedly raise and lower the motor to get it lubed up without having to disassemble it. It's been a while since I had a Johnson so I don't recall how it's set up.
 

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indeed it does have the zirk you speak of. that was my first point of attack and yet it remains very hard to tilt. that is why i was wondering if disassembling that hinge point (where the zirk fitting is) and cleaning all that out and starting a new would make any difference.
thanks for the reply though:cheers:
 
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