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SkunkedAgain

Honda motors?

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One always hears about how great Suzuki and Yamaha motors run, as well as Mercury and Johnson/Evinrudes. What is the consensus about buying used Hondas? I see a 75hp 1999 Honda available but am not sure about their track record. Opinions? Thoughts?

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We have 3 Hondas in the family and we have never had a problem with any of them. The only complaint that I have, and it is shared by others, is that they are a bit on the heavy side, but they have gotten lighter in recent years. My opinion....My current boat has a 115 Honda and my next boat will have a Honda as well. For what its worth.

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Have heard no complaints other than weight and seem to have slightly less power than comparable Yama or Suzuki of the same rated HP. My opinion is formulated from guys who have 00-02 motors so these things may have been fixed by now.

After owning and working on lots of motors I have come to the conclusion that Japanese motors can only be stopped by bad gas or operator error.

Steve

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my son has a 75 hp honda and on complants so far its been a really good motor for him and i

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The biggest thing you normally hear about is their weight. They're a pretty bullet proof motor, but the typically weigh more than the competition.

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So are we talking an extra 10-15lbs compared to a Yammy/Suzuki or are they 100lbs more?

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