The Hobie Mirage Idler Cable V2 is the replacement idler cable for the Hobie V2 Mirage Drive. It works with V2 drives with a slotted pulley and threaded masts - produced October of 2008 and later.
I RECENTLY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE IDLER CABLE FOR MY HOBIE V2 MIRAGE DRIVE. THE AUSTIN KAYAK CUSTOMER SUPPORT WAS VERY HELPFUL IN MAKING CERTAIN THAT I ORDERED THE CORRECT PART. IT WAS EASY, REASONABLE SHIPPING CHARGES, AND THE ORDER CAME TO ME QUICKLY! I WAS BACK ON THE GULF IN NO TIME AT ALL. THANKS AUSTIN KAYAKS!!
After 5.25 years of weekly use, the Hobie Mirage Idler Cable on my 2012 Hobie Revolution broke. I had just gotten to the take-out when I noticed it had broken. I eventually removed it and used the Hobie one more time (light use of the Mirage Drive) before the replacement arrived from Austin Kayak. After an easy replacement, my Mirage Drive was fully operational and I was back on the water. The Mirage Drive Chain Assemblies looked to be in good order. They are an easy order and can be quickly shipped by Austin Kayak so I didn't feel the need to replace them.