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mtbadfish posted 06-15-2003 05:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for mtbadfish   Send Email to mtbadfish  
I have a dual control binnacle mount OMC control that is connected to my '99 Johnson 175. I am considering buying a kicker, what brands other than OMC will work with the OMC controls? I quess I'd like to go with a 4 stroke, primarily to utilize the same gas tank.

Thanks,
Badfish

Bigshot posted 06-16-2003 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Get the Johnson 4 stroke which is a suzuki but uses OMC controls. Merc and Yamaha can use the same but OMC are OMC, maybe a real suzuki might match but not sure.
Tom2697 posted 06-16-2003 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom2697  Send Email to Tom2697     
I was told by both a Johnson and a Suzuki dealer that the controls are not the same between brands and that the Johnson 2-stroke controls will not work with a Johnson 4-stroke motor...was I being fed a line? I thought so at the time but I also didn't feel the need to get creative installing my new motor, just in case.
Sal DiMercurio posted 06-16-2003 05:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
I wouldn't even bother with controls for the kicker as your not going to get on plane anyhow.
Hell, just set the throttle where you want it & either troll or make the long haul home, your only looking at a difference of maybe 6 mph between wot & troll speed.
Sal
Bigshot posted 06-17-2003 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You were fed a line Tom, controls are the same on my Evinrude 70hp 4 stroke as my 225 2 stroke.
Tom2697 posted 06-17-2003 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom2697  Send Email to Tom2697     
Bummer....Oh well, got the new binnacle and no longer have to worry about intermittent trim activation or a sticky shifter linkage or a sloppy throttle.
mtbadfish posted 06-17-2003 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     
I really appreciate the replies. As it turns out I went ahead and bought a Johnson 25 2 stroke. So now it's on to figuring out what to do about a gas tank and placement of the tank.

Sorry I couldn't put the advice to use this time around, but I think I got a pretty good deal on the 2 stroke.

Once again, thanks for the time and info!

Badfish

Bigshot posted 06-17-2003 01:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You can stil use your main tank. Buy an oil mixing thingy that mounts between the engine and the tank and does the injection for you. Ithink Tom Clark just sold one, I see them on E-Bay frquently as well. Tom will ba able to give you the details and proper company name.
mtbadfish posted 06-17-2003 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     
Thanks Bigshot, I fired off an email to Tom.

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