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Old 26 July 2018, 05:39   #21
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According to specs Suzuki is 508mm and optimax is the same....but quite clearly a difference looking at the mounting height.
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According to specs Suzuki is 508mm and optimax is the same....but quite clearly a difference looking at the mounting height.
The length from bottom of saddle to cav plate may measure the same but thats not to say the mounting bolt holes are in the same place in relation to the height of either. Theres clearly a dimensional issue but it isnt the 5" differeance between standard and long
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According to specs Suzuki is 508mm and optimax is the same....but quite clearly a difference looking at the mounting height.
The length from bottom of saddle to cav plate may measure the same but thats not to say the mounting bolt holes are in the same place in relation to the height of either. Theres clearly a dimensional issue but it isnt the 5" differeance between standard and long
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I didn't mention the bolts, got sod all to do with it. The height of the saddle is way different between the opti and the Suzuki for whatever reason and it quite clearly needs to go even higher still.
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I didn't mention the bolts, got sod all to do with it. The height of the saddle is way different between the opti and the Suzuki for whatever reason and it quite clearly needs to go even higher still.
I was offering a possible explanation for the differance in height. If the engines measure the same from cav plate to saddle as you stated then clearly something else is different that only leaves the positioning of the bolt holes. If the bolt holes are 1"different in height that would explain the issue
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We're not looking at the difference between "L" and "XL" ?

That engine looks as though it's already set quite high on the transom.

When I replaced mine at the beginning of the the year there was almost a presumption by the dealers that it would be "XL" which it wasn't.
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It does look that way. Id say first think to check is its the right shaft length or no amount of moving will fix it

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The transom measurement is the vertical not the slope
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We're not looking at the difference between "L" and "XL" ?

That engine looks as though it's already set quite high on the transom.

When I replaced mine at the beginning of the the year there was almost a presumption by the dealers that it would be "XL" which it wasn't.
When you look back at the pictures it does look like the opti was sitting very deep and the suzi high, maybe the supplying dealer thought it was going to be too deep to be healthy for the suzi and supplied xl as you say. not easy to rectify now though
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I was offering a possible explanation for the differance in height. If the engines measure the same from cav plate to saddle as you stated then clearly something else is different that only leaves the positioning of the bolt holes. If the bolt holes are 1"different in height that would explain the issue
Well the Suzuki saddle looks about 3" higher and the opti cav doesn't look 3" lower, could be the picture angles ofcourse. I'm talking cav to saddle, im not looking at mounting points.

Possibly wrong shaft length.....which I questioned already.

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is that definetely only a long shaft?

Looks different length than what you took off for sure looking at the mount.
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