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Old 31 January 2006, 06:00   #11
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Old 31 January 2006, 06:18   #12
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a few dealers that i spoke with had very good things to say about the optimax's, most if not all had not seen any real problems and would recommend them as reliable for sure. these dealers also sell yamaha, suzuki etc.

as with all things you will hear horror stories here and there and all you can do is do some research and form a view or opinion based on what you have heard from a collective group of people.

in my research i heard some great things about suzuki and some of them doing huge amounts of hours with no issues to speak of which is great......i like suzuki as well and have two suzuki motorbikes, but no suz boat engine really fitted the bill for what i want.

Hopefully my opti engine will give some long and reliable service but time will tell i guess.
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Old 31 January 2006, 09:26   #13
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I love Opti's but I wouldn't be mad ken on owning one out of warranty especially a 200/ 225. The oil compressor is a real point of failure in my experience. They may have sorted trhe problem out.
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Old 31 January 2006, 09:37   #14
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keith said his compressor had been replaced at some time but his is a 99 and done in excess of 780 hours and all going well, so fingers crossed
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I love Opti's but I wouldn't be mad ken on owning one out of warranty especially a 200/ 225. The oil compressor is a real point of failure in my experience. They may have sorted trhe problem out.
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The one that packed up on me was a 2004 , but yes I hope you don't have any problems
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My Opti 135 has 800+ hrs and was serviced 200 hrs/18 months ago.

I regularly clean the plugs, wash out after salt water use....it NEVER misses a beat but it is used every weekend!

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Ive just got a pair of 135 Optis in for a there first serviced, used by the Police, they have done 410 hours with no problems.
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