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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Any Yamaha owners?

Hello all,

Picked up a 97' 8 hp Yamaha for a kicker so I can run on the limited hp lakes. Motor has less than 20 hours on it, and the impellor has been changed every 3 years. Starts on the second pull every time, and is quiet as a church mouse.

Anybody have any opinions on Yamaha outboards? I don't expect it to push my boat very fast, thats what the 60 is for,lol. I've always run Johnsons, and this is my first experience with a Yamaha.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 12:44 PM
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I have had a Yamaha 9.9 for six years and it has been a great engine, ele start and it start immediately. I would recommend one to anyone looking for a motor.IMO they are excellent enjoy your engine.

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Had a 150 and a 85 and they ran flawlessly

I gotta go agitate the techies!
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have a 115 great motor...starts all the time the first time!!

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have a 87' 9.9, favorite motor of all time...[censored] it runs on 100:1 mixture.....

Your just jealous because I've been chatting online with babes all day!!
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Any Yamaha owners?

You don't have to run it a 100:1, dealer told me to change the plugs every spring, and run it off the same gas as the Johnson which is 50:1. I put 3 hours on it 3 weeks ago, and it didn't smoke at all past idle speed.

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Re: Any Yamaha owners?

Never owned a little Yami but had a pair of 200 hp on my 28' Grady White put 2,300 hours on them sold boat with them still running great.
My old 17' Boston Whaler had a 90 Yami 1990 never a issue
Had another Whaler with a Merc 90 not so good

Currently my New Grady is running the OX66 225 motors. 600 hours 2 VST filter changes (ethonal) no issues.
BTW the OX 66 Yamaha engines have earned major respect for being bullet proof. The HPDI Series has some major issues as does the 2005/2007 + Four Strokes.

My 1988 Classic 17' Mako I restored is running a 1998 Yami 115 another classic with a bullet proof reputation
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Have a 4-stroke Yami 20 HP kicker and love it
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we have a 60 yahamha and it runs flawless, very quiet motor.
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9.9 Merc. runs great always. Never did anything to it since 1999, same factory plug. Prim,choke and starts up every year. What more can I say. Also have a 450 Yam. Kod. quad it also runs great both 4 stroke.....later
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