suzuki efi 90hp or yamaha efi 90hp 4 stroke

Hey guys I'm looking at repowering my 2002 savage osprey 525 SP(currently has a 2001 90hp Johnson ocean pro v4 with 320hours which will be for sale or trade in.) and have read heaps of info on this site in regards Suzuki and Yamaha 4strokes, which has been very helpful.I need to stay close to the weight of the original engine I have now which is 145kg plus oils and prop,because my boat has bit of nose up attitude across all trim ranges,so I think adding to much more weight is going make that worse. So I'm looking for some latest feed back on these engines would be very much appreciated.
thanks kuz

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Both good motors

Thu, 2017-09-07 19:53

Suzi lighter.

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Fri, 2017-09-08 08:54

 Both very nice motors. Mate has a 90 Suzi and know one speed with it.. Never had a drama and the fuel economy is nuts

Another friend is in process of putting a Honda 100 on his 17 foot penguin.  Had a look and its very impressive

I like my Yamaha but it comes down to your maintenance and keeping water/ crappy fuel out of your outboard

 

 

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Fri, 2017-09-08 08:54

 Both very nice motors. Mate has a 90 Suzi and know one speed with it.. Never had a drama and the fuel economy is nuts

Another friend is in process of putting a Honda 100 on his 17 foot penguin.  Had a look and its very impressive

I like my Yamaha but it comes down to your maintenance and keeping water/ crappy fuel out of your outboard

 

 

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 Ive had both but currently

Fri, 2017-09-08 15:50

 Ive had both but currently the 90 suzi.

Same as other guys you'll be checking if your fuel gauge is working properly with the suzi, it is that good!

Yammy maybe slightly better out of the hole but depends on your boat/weight setup.

Id prob just go best price.

Play the dealers off against each other you never know you may get a good deal.

 

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 I have the current Suzuki

Fri, 2017-09-08 16:41

 I have the current Suzuki 80hp (exactly the same as the 90) I decided on the the Suzuki because the smart gages looked nicer than the Yamaha ones. Also Suzuki has a timing chain unlike the Yamaha that has a belt (I prefer a chain, personal preference) fuel economy is awesome as people have mentioned and I assume the Yamaha wouldn't be far behind. I had the 100 hour service done yesterday including plugs & fuel filter it come to $470 to give you an idea.

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Thanks guys for the feed

Sat, 2017-09-09 16:26

Thanks guys for the feed back, its great advice from people who actually own and use their engines .i will be going to boat show to see what on offer and contact a few dealers for quotes,and hopfully make decision soon after. please keep the info and advice coming.
Thanks kuz

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I run a Suzi DF90 and the

Sun, 2017-09-10 18:05

I run a Suzi DF90 and the economy is ridiculous and I push my 5m glass boat at around 0.75L to the mile at 5800rpm going at 26 knots

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Jackfrost80, mate that is

Sun, 2017-09-10 19:35

Jackfrost80, mate that is great economy!for your boat .I do a lot of offshore fishing, so that sounds great.Is your engine carby or efi? and whats the hole shot like?

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2011 model 4 stroke mate and

Sun, 2017-09-10 19:54

2011 model 4 stroke mate and gets straight out of the hole with a standard ali prop

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 Good economy but if thats

Sun, 2017-09-10 20:15

 Good economy but if thats not near WOT then Id have thought you'd get more than 26 knots out of it and it may be under propped?

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WOT is 6300rpm and 33kn.

Sun, 2017-09-10 20:53

WOT is 6300rpm and 33kn. Gotta be good conditions to push that in my tub

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Bloody hell, 7 knots in 500

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:55

Bloody hell, 7 knots in 500 rpm? Interesting, especially at those revs

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That was on Sunday pushing

Thu, 2017-09-14 23:02

That was on Sunday pushing through a 10kn NW breeze coming around the Cape in Busso with my 120kg cousin on board, both our tackles boxes and trimmed in to punch through the slop. Pretty sure she normally sits around 28kn at those revs in better conditions.

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 I had a 60hp Yammy 4 stroke

Sun, 2017-09-10 20:42

 I had a 60hp Yammy 4 stroke on my 5m Quinny for 7years no problems ,but a little under powered so upgraded to the new yammy  90 4 stroke 1.8litre  sohc 4  valve 162kg and I love it! it's based on the 115hp block so heaps of torque top speed 36 knots at 6000rpm I only have 15 hrs on the clock so still early days.  I have mates with Suzuki's and they say there fantastic but I have heard midway marine and all boats no longer deal with zukes so been told short of dealers in perth 

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Daz 490,I reckon i saw your

Tue, 2017-09-12 06:02

Daz 490,

I reckon i saw your boat having the re power? Mine was the blue topender also swapping from a 60 to the new 90.

 

 

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I had a look on the Suzuki

Mon, 2017-09-11 19:47

I had a look on the Suzuki website today and they say only 2 dealerships in perth.One in Wangara "seabreeze boating" and the other in Henderson "brett ward"if this is correct it might make warranty servicing a bit difficult for most people.

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Warranty

Tue, 2017-09-12 05:46

 both good motors as listed before , looking at your run hours  which are low for age I would review the length of warranty offered as I believe the Suzi is longer 

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 If that was at aquasports

Tue, 2017-09-12 18:42

 If that was at aquasports BJPK then yep that was me they did say the topender was before mine! Don't know about yourself mate but I'm stoked with my 90 it's quit and go's like the clappers 

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Yep thats the one, A lot more

Thu, 2017-09-14 06:23

Yep thats the one, A lot more grunt than the 60 had.

 

 

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 Yer it's bottom end grunt is

Sat, 2017-09-16 08:28

 Yer it's bottom end grunt is pretty awesome why I put up with that 60 for so long is beyond me! But for every negative there is a positive! Definitely  was worth the wait for yamaha to come up with the new 90hp and have sitting on the back of my transom 

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