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Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? #14480713 09/18/22 01:03 AM
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My ultrex is 2 years old. The head is loose, in fact the whole thing just seems kind of rickety right now, doesn’t want to latch in place and raises up out of the water, the stabilizer leg got bent during a rough stretch on Texoma (plus the boot on the end of It was just gone today). Help

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Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: wh2004] #14480718 09/18/22 01:22 AM
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Southwest Parts in Dallas.
Several places in East Texas.

If it doesn't latch down, pull up on the cord as you are letting it down to seat it. Let me know what they say, because I may need to get a re-build kit done on mine.
Head wobble - I know about that. You can reseat it and tighten it. I'm looking to replace the head altogether with a "LINK" upgrade.


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Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: wh2004] #14480749 09/18/22 01:59 AM
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Thanks David. I’ll check with them for sure. The latching issue was new today. Not the normal re-seating. Sucker just wouldn’t do It. Thought about the link myself. Also considering selling It and going with the garmin.

Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: wh2004] #14480766 09/18/22 02:21 AM
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If it is all "rickety" it is probably the rear pivot bracket bushings...they are made of plastic and break frequently.. easy to replace and will most likely resolve your latch issue. No more rickety


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Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: wh2004] #14480812 09/18/22 03:35 AM
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If it’s the bushings get a set of these and never have to replace them again

JP Racing Derlin Bushings

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Thank you both. I wouldn’t know the first thing about replacing the bushings but I’ll get those anyway.

Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: tmd11111] #14481011 09/18/22 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
If it’s the bushings get a set of these and never have to replace them again

JP Racing Derlin Bushings

tmd you have used these with good results? I am on my third set of the black plastic bushings and have been saying all along "surely minn kota can come up with something better than this plastic s***"

I would like to try them if you have had sucess


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Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: HookaToad] #14481081 09/18/22 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by HookaToad
Originally Posted by tmd11111
If it’s the bushings get a set of these and never have to replace them again

JP Racing Derlin Bushings

tmd you have used these with good results? I am on my third set of the black plastic bushings and have been saying all along "surely minn kota can come up with something better than this plastic s***"

I would like to try them if you have had sucess


I put them in about a year ago. So far so good and just as smooth as the day I installed them.

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Brush Creek in Clyde Texas is excellent and very fast. Scott it is good guy that knows his stuff. Full authorized dealer and warranty center.

Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: tmd11111] #14481463 09/18/22 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by HookaToad
Originally Posted by tmd11111
If it’s the bushings get a set of these and never have to replace them again

JP Racing Derlin Bushings

tmd you have used these with good results? I am on my third set of the black plastic bushings and have been saying all along "surely minn kota can come up with something better than this plastic s***"

I would like to try them if you have had sucess


I put them in about a year ago. So far so good and just as smooth as the day I installed them.

Excellent. Thank you.


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Re: Who does reliable service on an Ultrex? [Re: wh2004] #14481469 09/18/22 11:56 PM
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Texas trolling motor at Fork repairs them while you wait if you get it in early

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