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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:47 pm 
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I just brought the adventure and the mirage peddle system makes a knocking noise ( sounds like the fins are hitting the underside of the kayak). Spoke to the dealer and he said it is a problem with this model only.

I have tested the other models and none of them have the knocking noise.

Can this be fixed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:42 pm 
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Knocking noise? There is nothing specific to the Adventure.

Perhaps the drive is not full inserted? Does the drive itself have a click when operated outside the boat? Perhaps try the system on dry land to see where it is coming from? Drives sometimes rock fore and aft, but normally sit forward when in use. Are the pedals hitting something?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:11 pm 
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Hey aussi,
Welcome to the Hobie Forum and congrats on your new BigA! A knocking noise, huh--that's sounds like a new one! Make sure nothing is caught by the flippers (piece of seaweed, fishing line, etc.) that might be slapping up against the hull. Otherwise, check out Matt's suggestion. If your Mirage drive is not anchored firmly in the well with the cams, something like this might happen. Twist the cams at least 180 degrees to lock the drive in place. Also, as Matt suggested, work the pedals while holding the drive in your hands to see if the noise is reproducible out of the boat.
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You probably have the pedals set to close.

Try moving them out further.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:10 am 
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I have tried the pedals on dry land and it is the paddles hitting the underside of the kayak.

How do you adjust it.

Thanks for the replies so far.

The dealer just said it must be only a problem with the new adventure ( #### dealer)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:25 am 
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Hmmm, that's pretty interesting aussi. However, you may just be putting too much power to the pedals that are not adjusted correctly. As Dan suggested, try using the plastic adjuster handle to reset the pins and move the pedal shafts further forward to the next notch to increase the throw of the Mirage drive. That way your legs wil be extended more and there would be less chance that your pedal stroke would cause the flippers to slam up against the hull. If that doesn't do it, try the next notch further forward. Let us know if this works. Mebbe you have just been working out too much, and are a pedaling brute? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:05 am 
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If the drive is fully seated into the well and all of the contact points are in correct position. Odd, but as Apalach said, you could be hitting the end of the stroke hard if the pedal shafts are set too far aft. Your leg should get full extension on each stroke and that eases or even prevents the fins from hitting the hull bottom at the end of a stroke. Here is a little gif animation on the adjustment of the pedal shaft position... we have had people that own Mirages and don't know that the pedals are adjustable...

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You don't need full strokes for top speed. Even quick fluttering of the fins is fast.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:44 am 
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I have contacted the dealer and they are going to have a look at it.

The paddles under the adventure hit the bottom of the kayak on every stroke. Really annoying, will let you know after the dealer looks at it again.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:49 am 
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Aussi how tall are you?

Did you try thre recommended fix?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:54 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Knocking noise? There is nothing specific to the Adventure.
I tested an Adventure today and actually heard knocking noise too. The noise would only occur when in a hard turn and it was not the pedals. Sounded like a cable inside the hull. Maybe his knocking noise is a cable or something inside the hull.


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