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rocket rich
10-16-2011, 07:41 AM
Anyone else having problems with there traxxis. The 5/3 tiller handle got very hard to turn and extend?
Took it back to bps and they replaced the entire motor with a new one in the box. Marine dept told me that some spring come loose and cause's that problem???

10-17-2011, 09:59 AM
My current Traxxis 45 has no problems with the tiller.

The first one that Amazon sent me 1) didn't work in reverse; probably a bad solder on the circuit board and 2) the tiller was near impossible to put in a raised or lowered position; it extended and retracted fine, and rotated fine, but to move it up or down I thought I was going to break it. I returned it to Amazon and they sent me a new one FedEx next day delivery. The replacement motor has been fine on all counts.

10-17-2011, 12:04 PM

Minn Kota Trolling Motors Parts Manuals - 2010 (http://www.fish307.com/MinnKotaTrollingMotorsPartsManuals-2010.aspx)

rocket, look at the top link. i picked the 40 lb traxxis not knowing which you have. look at part 395 and 400 in the handle. that may be the spring, 395, the man was talking about. if it came out then the part, 400, could be locking up the handle. should be a simple fix using the drawing.

the second link is the page i picked the motor from. if yours is different then pick a different thrust motor but i'd bet they will all be the same as the link above.

and stand on the bale. it will eventually sink with you on it.

rocket rich
10-17-2011, 06:41 PM
do you have a 445sc or variable

10-17-2011, 06:53 PM
I just replace a 70lb var speed model with an I-pilot....never had a prob with the handle or any thing else for that matter, was a great motor.....just couldnt get used to the tiller handle setup....

10-18-2011, 10:58 AM
do you have a 445sc or variable\

I'm guessing that his reference to "5/3 tiller handle" means it's the non-variable version...if "5/3" means 5 Forward/3 Reverse.

rocket rich
10-18-2011, 01:29 PM
right 5/3 is not the variable speed version, any comments?????

10-18-2011, 01:55 PM
Looking at the schematic at http://www.fish307.com/mk_parts/2010/traxxis%2040.pdf I'm betting it was part #395 and/or #400. Those are the release button and the release button tension spring. The release button on my first Traxxis 45 (variable) was frozen solid; I'm guessing yours was completely loose in the housing...and that either the spring or the button (or both) got in the way of the tiller rotation and extension. There's not much else in the housing, except #380 (spring detent).

If a part is out of position on one motor, chances are it's going to work its way out of position on others too.

rocket rich
10-19-2011, 06:00 AM
looks like I'm not the only one with a Traxxis problem. 395 an 400 seem to be the problem/ Still waiting for the factory to reply?? can't see how 380 would effect it??

10-19-2011, 07:16 AM
rich, did you take it apart? if you did what did you find? if it's just the spring that is bad or broken you could probably find one there. i think even a ball point pen spring will work.

rocket rich
10-19-2011, 09:31 AM
just recieved a E mail from factory and they say spray silcone on the handle but it won't help much?? That's the way it's suppose to be and won't get much better with time .. That Suck Big Time now I will either try my own fix or return it again....

10-19-2011, 09:50 AM
If it's still under warranty I'd just return it and get a new one. If you open it up you'll probably void the warranty.

Minus 1
10-19-2011, 09:50 AM
Rich......I'm having the same problem with mine . I haven't taken mine apart yet, but looks like I'm gonna have to.....

rocket rich
10-19-2011, 11:01 AM
Just got a second email from the factory and they said the problem lie's in the 5 way switch part 220. I did take back the first traxxis to BPS and they gave me another unit to replace the one I got in April 2011 SAME PROBLEMS