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Old 13 May 2008, 13:27   #1
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Selva 80hp carb would u buy one or not

Been enquireing about a 2006 with very low hrs quite cheap .All the dealers i have spoken to one said they are only any good as an anchor,another said they are unreliable and has two scrapped warenty returns.another said also they arent very good and not thought highly of.Surely are they that bad .Has anyone got anything good to say about them or genuine bad things as i an very tempted it weight is 109 kg 2 stroke for my searider
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Old 13 May 2008, 13:49   #2
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hmm, havent heard much about them l, not many around either, so may be that says it all!!
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Old 13 May 2008, 14:11   #3
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A friend of mine had a selva years ago, it was the most unreliable motor I have ever heard of!

Walk away!!
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Old 13 May 2008, 14:39   #4
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had a selva 35hp on my last rib and i have to be honest it never missed a beat always started on the button, maybe not as smooth running as some but never let me down.
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I wouldn't buy one! you will have a job to resell it and I have only heard bad things about them, But I have to confess that I have never had one myself
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Old 13 May 2008, 16:24   #6
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Selva or Yamaha

The 4-strokes are re-badged Yamahas. Don't know about the 2-strokes.
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Old 13 May 2008, 16:44   #7
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The 4-strokes are re-badged Yamahas. Don't know about the 2-strokes.
In a similar way that a Ssang Yong is a re-badged Mercedes.
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Old 13 May 2008, 17:50   #8
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Along with being told how bad they are it is said they share some parts from Johnsons but only a few.It amazes me that something that apears so bad has a place in the market
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So even though its 1,850 on a 2006 june 80hp ptt the general feeling is to walk away
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In a similar way that a Ssang Yong is a re-badged Mercedes.
That would depend on whether a Ssang Yong has "Mercedes" stamped on it when you lift the bonnet. I looked at a Selva 115hp 4-stroke a year or so ago and the only difference between it and the Yamaha was the white cowl and a few hundred quid . . .

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