Hello to all,
Seems like some very knowledgable folks here. This is an older BF5
with shear pin setup. I think they use splined shafts now. Anyway, this motor
goes thru shear pins like water. Put it into gear at minimum throttle, it shears
pins. Increase throttle while underway, it shears pins. We took it in to have the idle lowered, it did nothing. Then I started to make shear pins out of nails
and stainless fasteners etc. THEN....a new problem developed..............
Pull on the starting rope and the teeth in the starting flywheel just break right
off. I replaced the starting gear, one pull and it sheared out 4 teeth and I
have never used the motor again. After considering using the motor as an
anchor I thought I would bounce it off you folks and see if anyone had similar
problems or words of wisdom.
MOST SHEAR PIN PROBLEMS ARE FROM NOT USING THE HONDA SHEAR PINS
the non honda pins will cause a sharp edge to develope on the prop shaft resulting in the new pins to be cut off more and more rapidly
this can usally be fixed with a small rat tail file on the shear pin hole removing sharp edges from hole,
extreem cases the prop shaft will need to be replaced
second if the idle is set to high (may be the motor need a good tune up)
the motor should idle low enough thet there is abrupt slam when shifting into gear
Yes the shear pins were from west or BW because we went thru so
many. Are the Honda pins a different material? I'll file down the shaft hole
if we decide to ever use this motor again. The starting gear problem kinda
became the last straw.
I found a place nearby I'm going to take it.
The mechanic said the same about the slack. I noticed it
also when I put in the second starting gear, but I must have
screwed up the alignment the first time I knocked the teeth
out. It's the lousiest design I've ever seen. We've got ancient
outboards that have never had a problem like this.