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Old 09-14-2017, 10:15 PM
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Default Bravo 1X Shifting Clunk Normal?

Replaced my failed Bravo 1 upper with a reman Bravo1X. When I shift into forward or reverse, the shift is quite firm, with a audible clunk. With the old upper, the shift was smooth with a slight delay before the prop starting spinning fast enough to start propelling the boat.
I'm running an Imco -2" shorty with a 1 1/4" prop shaft and a Merc solid hub kit.
Is what I'm feeling/hearing normal?
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:22 AM
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I've had a few Bravo drives over the years and some bang into gear and some shift smooth as silk. My current drive bangs like a cheap ho. Has from day one regardless of shift cable adjustments. Still bangs 400+ hours later even after a full rebuild including new cone clutch. You can't adjust it out of it. It is what it is.
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My Bravo's always had that clunk.
When I got boat with trs's, I couldn't believe how smooth it was going in & out of gear compared to Bravo's.
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props can have an effect also, when I have the maximus on the boat clunks like a m'fer with the bravos or eco enertias no clunk.
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Good point on props.
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My Bravo's always had that clunk.
When I got boat with trs's, I couldn't believe how smooth it was going in & out of gear compared to Bravo's.
Two different animals.
TRS drives are controlled by a transmission, hydraulic and smooth as silk.
A Bravo is a version of a crash box, the cone clutch design takes the edge off the shift, it can only do so much. The newer swept back design does shift better due to some changes.
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When they quit banging and lag is when you need to worry��
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:50 AM
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Good.....Sounds like what I'm hearing is normal.
Thanks for all the replies!!
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What is your idle set at? What power do you have?
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