Originally posted by DJL
Why do people generally think Suzukis are rubbish?
well there motorbikes are second to none
but my experience with Suzi lumps comes in the form of my mates 1992 225 V6. Like any 2 stroke of that size it is a lovely machine, incrediable if i do say so. This one is sven nicer as it has a dual Spark plug configuation. So you whip the cover off to be confronted by a lovely 24 spark plugs
then the joy wears off when you have to replace them.
He has owned this boat for just over a year, and has consequently spent more time fixing his engine than running it, which is good for the fuel bill, but seeing as fixing also costs money maybe not so good.
His list of problems is endless
- charging circuit not working, something to do with the coils, which are located underneath the flywheel which is a PITA to get off (read not coming off unless you have a suzuki specific part). It is nothing to do with the expensive main electronics box althought faulsly diagnosed by the service centre as such.
- intermitent starting, has replaced the soliniods that run the starter motor, but is not too keen to replace the starter motor at £700
- Sunday he said the engine was missing, which meant after 2 hours of running he was down to 30 kts at WOT, which should usually be 58 kts, a few hours later he was doing 11kts WOT. This one I have not had an update on.
- and just tonnes of niggly set back problems with the engine.
Also this is what I cam remember of the problems, they may or might not be technically correct, but I think most of it is.