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Old 07 June 2010, 12:33   #1
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Honda BF40

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Does anyone own a BF40? I'm looking at purchasing one at the end of the summer and would probably go for the long ptt model.

Any good/bad words to say about it? From what i've heard so far it looks to be an amazing engine.

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Old 07 June 2010, 13:09   #2
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Hi.

Does anyone own a BF40? I'm looking at purchasing one at the end of the summer and would probably go for the long ptt model.

Any good/bad words to say about it? From what i've heard so far it looks to be an amazing engine.

Many thanks
Jim
It weighs 97kg. You may wish to consider the new Suzuki DF50hp and Yamaha F50 which are only 110kg, and they're 4 cylinder, as opposed to Honda's 3 cylinder 4-stroke. Just a thought. All these engines are going to be good buys with 5 year warranties. Nice position to be in - buying new.
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What boat is it for?
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If your hull will take it, go for the 50. Same engine, just not derated.

I had a BF40 from about 2000 or so. Mine was a carbed model (are the new ones injected yet?) It got a little cold-blooded after a couple of years (not horribly; it took a couple of cranks to get it firing, whereas it was first crank every time in the first couple of years.)

It had a propensity for clogging the telltale. That was the only problem I had with it in 5 years. A bit of backpressure from a garden hose jet nozzle cleared it up (usually - I think once I had to pick out debris with a piece of wire.)

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It had a propensity for clogging the telltale.....
As does our 50.
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Got Two.
2009 with carbs and 2010 with injection,can't fault either,injection model significantly quicker than the earlier one ,the dealer (ominously known as ''Howard the liar'') claims the injection one is 47 hp !!
Only problem is that they're so quiet you try and start it when its all ready running!
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