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    Pro XS 250 Motor Play/Loose

    Whats going on here guys.. I have a 2013 ProXS 250 that while on the tilt/trim style transom saver.. I can stand behind the motor and press down on the cavitation plate the motor will move a good 2 inches. Is this a symptom of bad/broken motor mounts? I noticed it really because as I was coming off plane yesterday and slowing down the motor began to "floop" is the best way I can put it. Then when trailering home it was bouncing a bit more than usual.

    Here is a link to a small clip of what trying to describe above. Thanks for any help.

    Serial # 1B975910

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ji...PjBoZQbHW1tlr4
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    Looks like broken upper mounts. Wow, the racing motors have solid mounts I believe.

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    Thanks thats what I was thinking.. going to have them replaced. Its a Pro XS just has the racing decals.

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    I broke mine about 3 years ago. I had JOE54 replace mine. We went with the racing exhaust plate which is where the mounts are. It's a lot stronger than the PRO xs plate.

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    yep they broke, that bullet needs xs plate anyway,decals look got too,please don't run it anymore until repaired
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOE54 View Post
    yep they broke, that bullet needs xs plate anyway,decals look got too,please don't run it anymore until repaired
    +1

    As suggested, the solid-mount adapter plate can be used... there are a few other items that must be changed in the process (powerhead/adapter plate studs, and several other hardware pieces).


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    Does anyone know if the Bobs solid mounts will work with the current plate?

    https://bobsmachine.com/product/moto...rcury-3-liter/

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    No, because the current plate is broken (as is the clamp that secures above the plate).

    It's not really the engine mounts that are broken... it's the front lip of the Adapter Plate, and the clamp plate. Happens with impacts, and sometimes with rough water operation.


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    Ok so just for my understanding. I need a new adapter plate and possibly not new motor mounts themselves? Just trying to figure out what all is needed so that either I can repair or not get swindled by a local shop.

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    If you guys have a part number for the plate please send it my way. I can find the clamp but not the plate anywhere.

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    See Rhonda's post (pinned at the top of the Forum) for Parts and Accessories Assistance (or purchase).


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    Awesome! Thank you will send an email over now.

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