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#12796514 - 06/18/18 03:07 PM Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip!
smallmouthslayer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/07/17
Posts: 25
Bought a brand new ultrex got it installed took it out to the lake, I calibrate it and it worked fine, that took about 15 minutes, drove over to my first spot it moved and then it locked up and wouldn’t turn or anything, took it to the service center and they said the computer in it was burned up... after 15 minutes. Is this a common problem? I can’t believe something that cost that much would break that fast.

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#12796518 - 06/18/18 03:10 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
21xs Elite Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3856
It happens with anything, drive a 70k vehicle off the lot and the transmission quits and see how that will give you the red arse.

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#12796557 - 06/18/18 03:45 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3729
Loc: texas
First time I've heard of that happening. I've had mine for about 9 months and no problems and haven't heard of any problems on this forum. I'm sure the warranty will get you a new one but doesn't make up for what happened. They are great TM and know you'll love it.
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#12796577 - 06/18/18 03:57 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3327
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Every single person I know that has one has had some sort of problem with them. (frozen foot pedal, broken/shattered shaft, bad computer) but not a single one of them would go back to another motor either...
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#12796598 - 06/18/18 04:07 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 437
Loc: Austin
I had a GPS problem with my Xi5 and was without it for about 5 weeks. How frustrating. The manufacturers have to do a lot to ensure these events don't happen more often; but we still get the story of the new BMW M4 electronics locking up 3 blocks from the dealership. What a bummer.
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#12796629 - 06/18/18 04:23 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: Fishinfellow]
21xs Elite Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3856
Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
Every single person I know that has one has had some sort of problem with them. (frozen foot pedal, broken/shattered shaft, bad computer) but not a single one of them would go back to another motor either...

x2, best friend bought one, installed it and made a three hour trip for a tournament and first time he put it int he water it broke. Yes the timing couldn't have been worse but MK put a new one on no questions asked and he hasn't had an issue ever since. It can happen with anything you buy.

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#12796631 - 06/18/18 04:23 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 6132
My Motor Guide is 12 years old. clap

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#12796642 - 06/18/18 04:31 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
Acuna Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 526
Loc: Austin, TX
I got one as soon as they came out and have had zero issues with mine. Sometimes stuff just happens. MK should take care of it.

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#12796644 - 06/18/18 04:31 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
flukeman83 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1261
this is why they have a warranty period.
Major mechanical shops make more money working on warranty issues than they do standard service jobs......... in all facets of mechanical business.
with that said --- I owned a Terrova for 3 years with NO ISSUE. I now own a Ulterra with NO ISSUE.

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#12796881 - 06/18/18 07:10 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
Clark3 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1001
Loc: Haslet, TX
Haven’t had a single issue with any of my ultrex’s and I’ve owned two
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#12796909 - 06/18/18 07:28 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
Matt Wilson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 1336
Loc: NRH, TX.
bent the prop shaft on mine but it was under warranty

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#12796916 - 06/18/18 07:34 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: Clark3]
Frank the Tank Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 23831
Loc: Hideaway, TX
Originally Posted By: Clark3
Haven’t had a single issue with any of my ultrex’s and I’ve owned two


Yep.
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#12796934 - 06/18/18 07:46 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: Frank the Tank]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8830
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Had mine for two years, never a problem until last week, the monetary on button ( or gas pedal ) was not making good contact, I was told that there is a magnet on the underside of the foot pedal that needs adjusted, have not messed with it yet, too hot to fish.
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#12796954 - 06/18/18 08:00 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6038
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I broke mine.....but it was my fault. IT IS A BEAST THOUGH! I take it for granted now.
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#12797020 - 06/18/18 08:39 PM Re: Ultrex breaks after 15 minutes on first trip! [Re: smallmouthslayer]
shooter920 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 10
Loc: Bedford, TX
You’ll get really good at installing and uninstalling that motor. Mine’s not even a year old and it has been in the shop 3 times. Very frustrating but when it works it’s great.

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