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Old 06-11-2006, 09:31 AM
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need some information honda motors,now they have 6 years factory bumper to bumper.
does that mean they are good?
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Yes. Now, with the warranty, they are good.
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"bumper to bumper"???

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all the guys i know who run their skiffs on a daily basis and run them extremely hard (heavy load on boats) use the honda 90 or 130. I wouldn't have anything else on the back of my skiff.
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Honda's are very popular here in Alaska and I'm happy with my 150.
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almost two years of running 135 [700] hrs.and no problems at all.
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honda's were good before the warranty. now they're even better. I've had three .I love my honda.
Old 06-12-2006, 08:32 AM
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One of the reasons for the 6 year warranty is that the Honda engines seldom have major issues. The USCG has been running them for years and have out thousands of hours on them with very little issues. Honda has had some issues with corrosion and hard shifting prior to 2005. They have fixed those issues and have done so in most instances under warranty.

Because of the reliability of their engines they can offer the 6 year warranty without affecting their profit margins. Not many other marine O/B engine manufacturers can match the offer.
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The "bumper to bumper" as you call it is what Honda calls "fly wheel to prop nut" same theory meaning that everything is covered. Honda warranties do not have exclusions as many do. From electronics (some mfgs exclude after one year) to fasteners, everything is covered. Bottom line is that you are covered 100%.
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I like my 2005 Honda 4 stroke but it has not been trouble free. It runs great now but took some minor carb and choke work to get it right. May be more a result of the dealer than the manufactorer. I'd buy another.
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I have a honda 90. No problems . Bought it used in 2003. It is a 2000 model.
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yam75 - 6/11/2006 9:31 AM

need some information honda motors,now they have 6 years factory bumper to bumper.
does that mean they are good?
I think that Honda is the best outboard on the market today!
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Hondas are great motors, but be shure there is a dealer/repair center some where close, that is their main problem in many areas. I would buy one in a flash.
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No problems in four years on my 75hp, seems to have gotten even smoother after the first 200-250 hours. I did have the control cables replaced last year, but I think the boat was not rigged with Honda cables to start with. Our 50 hp does not idle nearly as well as the 75 does, and has some starting issues.

Never heard any bad comments on the bigger engines other than the recall the 115/130's had, and Honda fixed them and gave the owners a 10-year warrantee afterwards.

I'd have no problem picking their efi models over most other brands, but I think if you are looking in the 90 hp and under range, I'd seriously consider Suzuki or Yamaha efi models and get away from carbs.
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To set the record straight, I heard Honda is offering a FIVE YEAR warranty, not six. But what would I know, I'm only a Honda Dealer. Look for a fuel injected Honda 50 / 60 in about a year.

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The length of the warranty is a reflection of the factory's faith in the quality of their product. If the claim record is low, it costs them very little to add additional warranty. Here's a real good example. The 12 month warranty on my Merc 300X is very close to expiring. I did receive an offer from Mercury to renew it. So, how much faith does Mercury have in their motor? It is over $2,000.00 to buy another year.

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I sold my previous boat with a Honda 50HP, and now have a F115 Yamaha, wish it was a Honda!
Old 07-02-2006, 08:32 AM
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Have two 90 Hondas on a cat. Both have 950 hrs on them and run fine, done't use any oil, and start perfectly. One is just getting ready for a carb rebuild. They're super engines but expensive (and heavy) The only thing I don't like on the 90s is the steel steering arms...should be stainless.
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My advice is to stay away from the fifty. Mine has been far from trouble free. Corrosion on lower unit retaining nut and gear housing = new lower unit at well over $1000 and it is a common problem on the 3 cylinder engines. Another common problem with three cylinder engines is carbs have extremely small orifices and plug up very easily creating on rough idle. Cleaned mine a couple of times.

Also ignition box at around $350. Also flywheel magnet retaining plates. You can only buy all new flywheeel at around $250, no small parts. Fixed plate by welding and redrilling & tapping new bolt hole in retainer plate.

Now around 600 hours. All prices are for parts only. Hate to think of the cost with labor.

My Honda has been far from perfect.
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2 year old 225 with 205 hours. N problems. Honda had a serrvice bullein to replace a relay. They did that for free at the dealer.

Great absolutely reliable motor.

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