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#12774236 - 05/30/18 12:47 PM Suzuki outboards
D_Prince Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 186
Loc: Center, TX
Anybody have any negative experiences with a Suzuki? Thanks

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#12774263 - 05/30/18 01:05 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
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Registered: 05/14/18
Posts: 19
Loc: Ftw
I don’t have any negative comments I ran a 115 for 27 years and when I sold was still strong I did yearly maintenance and fuel conditioner in fuel. Never let me stranded one time and used frequently only problem is finding local places to work on. I took mine to dfw alliance in Roanoke

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#12774268 - 05/30/18 01:09 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 476
Loc: East Texas
I just bought one.... it's a 2002 150 EFI "super six"....it has appx 400 hrs on it, has been well maintained, I'm second owner.
So far I love it....I did some research and was surprised to learn that Suzuki has built and sold more outboards worldwide than any other manufacturer. They also pioneered electronic fuel injection and are the only manufacturer that measures hp at the prop instead of the flywheel. So, they're faster....period.
Good luck.


Edited by Fish2222 (05/30/18 01:10 PM)
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#12774310 - 05/30/18 01:40 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
BlueSkeeter13 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/17
Posts: 42
Loc: Cleburne, Texas
I had one for 2 1/2 years and won't ever have another one. It ran great when it was running, but finding someone in my area that would work on it was a pain. The folks over at Charlie's in Alvarado literally laughed at me when I asked them if they would take a look at it. (now I don't blame them!)

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#12774455 - 05/30/18 03:20 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
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Registered: 04/20/09
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One of the work boats at my employer has a 90 hp four-stroke Suzuki that gets abused most times it goes out. It has been quite reliable for us.

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#12774458 - 05/30/18 03:24 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
redchevy Offline
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You talking about a newer one or an old 2-stroke?

The old 2 strokes were known to be gas hogs and hard to find people to work on them.

The forstrokes seem to be great, the dealer network is much stronger due to many new boat manufacturers using them. We have a 150 four stroke and it has been absolutely flawless.

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#12774640 - 05/30/18 06:24 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: Ranger 177]
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Originally Posted By: Ranger 177
I don’t have any negative comments I ran a 115 for 27 years and when I sold was still strong I did yearly maintenance and fuel conditioner in fuel. Never let me stranded one time and used frequently only problem is finding local places to work on. I took mine to dfw alliance in Roanoke


I also ran a 115, '87 motor if I remember correctly, had it 3 years and was reliable as all get out
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#12774677 - 05/30/18 07:02 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: redchevy]
D_Prince Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 186
Loc: Center, TX
Late 90’s model

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#12775021 - 05/30/18 10:59 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
Lmgreeri Offline
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Registered: 01/27/14
Posts: 270
I've been running twin 200's on my offshore boat for years and wouldn't consider anything else/ Top notch reliability.

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#12775104 - 05/31/18 06:07 AM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
bbexotics Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: albuquerque
Had 150 four stroke,loved it, great motor
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#12775127 - 05/31/18 06:42 AM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 1668
Loc: San Marcos, TX
The four strokes are bullet proof. If you are talking about an older two stroke they didn't have a very good reputation.

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#12775209 - 05/31/18 08:03 AM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 850
Loc: Palestine, TX
You shouldn't have any trouble finding someone to work on the 4 stroke suzuki motors.I had twin zukes on my offshore boat and they were great. I had to replace the temp sensor on one engine. Other than that is was just routine maintenance. Never had any issue getting someone to the little work that I needed done. We put 500+ hours on those engines. They were as strong the day we sold them as the day we purchased them.

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#12775782 - 05/31/18 03:28 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
D_Prince Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 186
Loc: Center, TX
Thanks guys

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#12775829 - 05/31/18 04:07 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8247
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Buddy of mine just repowered with their new 250 that allot of the elite pros are running. He loves it so far

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#12775902 - 05/31/18 05:13 PM Re: Suzuki outboards [Re: D_Prince]
Neches Online   content
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1165
Suzuki is popular on salt water boats. There are plenty out there with over 2000 hrs

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