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Old 05-15-2017, 09:29 AM
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Default Suzuki 9.9 EFI High Thrust kicker

I'm about to pull the trigger on the Suzuki 9.9 EFI kicker with the high thrust prop.

Who else here runs the Suzuki 9.9 EFI? Thoughts? Tips? Tricks?
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:41 AM
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I've got a remote model that's about a year old now. I pretty much always start it with the key but I tried the pull start once to see if it started on the first pull as advertised. Pro tip: make sure the key is in the 'run' position before trying to pull start. It's been a good motor for me so far. Always starts right up and runs nicely.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:29 AM
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GREAT motor! Starts in cold weather without a hiccup. Extremely fuel efficient!

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Old 05-15-2017, 06:59 PM
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Very happy with the motor. Zero complaints.
IMHO, you can pull that trigger with confidence.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:02 PM
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I am running a 2013 9.9 Yamaha that is not nearly as smooth as the Honda I had on another boat. Is the Suzuki a smoother running motor than the Yam?
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:11 AM
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I am running a 2013 9.9 Yamaha that is not nearly as smooth as the Honda I had on another boat. Is the Suzuki a smoother running motor than the Yam?
X2 how smooth is the Suzuki 9.9 at idle and what trolling speed are you seeing?
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:48 PM
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I can only compare my Suzuki to a Merc 9.9 4 stroke that I upgraded from and it is better in every way. It is quiet and smooth with no issues.
Have it hooked up to an Itroll and the pairing makes a pretty sweet set-up.
I like to steer with the front electric motor.
At idle it pushes my Warrior 193 at 0.8 mph.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:37 PM
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I don't have experience with the newer 9.9 yammies, but my dad's T8 is the smoothest and quietest kicker at the bottom end of throttle that I've run. My suzuki 9.9 starts much easier but isnt quite as smooth at absolute low idle. Add any amount of throttle and I'd say they're pretty much even for noise and vibration level. My friend has a 9.9 merc prokicker and it's a good motor, but I'd say it's definitely 3rd place.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:56 AM
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I love the Suzuki EFI but do believe it's a little louder than a Yamaha T8.
Starting is fantastic.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:25 AM
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I bought a used 2015 Suzuki kicker on Craigslist yesterday. It's the high thrust model with power tilt, electric start and a 4 blade 5p blade. It had been used on a 14 ft boat for muskie fishing on small lakes, so I don't think that has many hours on it. While checking it out I could not for the life of me find the oil filter. I called the dealer (Cabelas) where the seller had bought it new to ask where the filter was. The Cabela's guy told me that there wasn't an oil filter on that engine. After downloading some parts diagrams I found that the filter is under a plate secured by 3 bolts. I'll need to pull off the lower left cowl and the fuel filter to access it. It's a paper filter with an o ring on each side. Certainly not overly difficult, but a cartridge filter would be more convenient. I clamped it to my transom and will take it out tomorrow to see how controllable the throttle is for slow speeds. An I troll or Trollmaster maybe in my future but I'll see how it works first. I haven't decided yet how I going to connect to the boat's fuel tank yet, but I plan to drill the transom for putting in lower bolts to help secure it.

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