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Old 03 August 2004, 04:52   #1
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Suzuki DF200 / DF250

Anyone know how much these 4-strokes cost? Thinking about one of those instead of the ubiqitous Optimax motors.
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Old 03 August 2004, 04:57   #2
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If you're think of buying one to save money, be careful! They are great engines. Quiet, smooth, refined and (touch wood) reliable. If that's what you're after then go for it. Just remember to factor in service costs and the fact that at full chat they use plenty of fuel.....
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:05   #3
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You should talk to Ian about it, he has a 250 on his Pro sport, it sounds like he is very happy with the engine.
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:11   #4
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What? ...and I don't count?....
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:14   #5
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Don't worry Jono - I'm listening!

How much fuel do you get through with yours? It's gotta be more efficient than an Optimax, surely?
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Sorry Jono, did`nt se that you had a Suz 250
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:19   #7
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'bout 45L/hour at cruising and an absolute s**t load at WOT. Too frightened to even work it out, but will do so this week and let you know....
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Are the new 4 strokes REALLY that much better in the real world?

Buy a slightly used 2 stroke efi of the same size off someone who has just bought a fancy new 4 stroke and save about 7000 - that will buy a lot of petrol - when you work out how long it will take to make up the difference it is scary!
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Old 03 August 2004, 08:35   #9
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...what engine do you run Cod?... and where can I buy one of these very cheap 250 2-strokes?
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Haven't run it yet - haven't got a boat!!!!

I bought a 225 efi suzuki brand new - last of the 2 strokes - supposed to be a really good engine - only paid 5000 - full 3 yr guarantee - got to be about HALF the price of a new 4 stroke of the same power!

USA dealers are a good bet - just check them out first and watch the import duty etc - the is very strong against the $ at the moment.

I have also spotted quite a few engines for sale in the UK in the 3000 price bracket - prob cos of people upgrading to 4 strokes!
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