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Title: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 09, 2018, 11:58:36 AM
Hey guys,

Super excited to repower the SR19 with this 2018 DF140a.
Decided to go with the White as i thought it matched our hulls better. Also going with the Color display kit to replace my gauges since i wanted to add fuel gauge, tilt gauge and the difference was only a couple hundred.

I will do a writeup on both the motor and service from Performance marine in Everett as the project gets complete.

So far Bunna (sales manager) has been excellent to work with. Upgrading from a 2000 Honda 90.

Also will be adding Lenco trim tabs once motor is on.

(https://i.imgur.com/dVJNlbx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/df87Pan.jpg)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: BruceL2_Fish on February 09, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
That will be a sweet set up.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Yachter Yat on February 09, 2018, 12:49:11 PM
   Wow!  Looks huge on the side of that boat. This thing is going to fly.  Please allow me to make a prediction:  Top speed should be about 40 MPH, and best cruise MPG about 4.5.  Let's see how close this is.   :biggrin:

Yat
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 09, 2018, 01:08:38 PM
I've been very happy with my DF140 (2010) that came on my 19HT. You should be very happy. Congrats........
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 09, 2018, 01:50:53 PM
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience

Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 02:13:01 PM
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience


With the motor being setup I would recommend going with hydraulic steering now especially on that size motor. The Baystar hydraulic steering is for motors up to 150 HP and the Seastar system for over 150 HP although the Seastar system should work on your motor, I’m not positive though. May want to ask your dealer or Seastar
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Mooch on February 09, 2018, 02:19:43 PM
Excellent choice on motor and color.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 09, 2018, 02:35:12 PM
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience

Don't have hydraulic so I don't have a reference. I did adjust the trim tab on the motor so the boat tracked better. Didn't pull to one side or the other, but steering effort is not unreasonable.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 09, 2018, 02:39:52 PM
Beautiful motor... one of my buddies has an older DF140 on his little 18' Striper lake boat... he loves it! 
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 09, 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Nice engine I love the white.  IMO the hydraulic steering will compliment your re-power.
Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Markshoreline on February 09, 2018, 03:47:21 PM
That puppy is going to fly.  I love the light weight of that motor and you'll discover that fuel injection is flawless and provides amazing fuel economy.

One suggestion, instead of attaching it to the side of the boat as in pic #2 ask the shop if they can do a transom mount.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Omega3 on February 09, 2018, 04:14:49 PM
Sweet!My no feed back helm and cable work great with my 135.One finger steering and boat tracks straight if I let go of the wheel.Take care or it and save some money for other goodies!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Tj805 on February 09, 2018, 06:47:25 PM
That's going to be slick.
Those Suzuki s are so quite .
You can barley hear them running .
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: rasslingref on February 09, 2018, 07:17:11 PM
Listening.


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Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chasin Baitman on February 09, 2018, 09:44:35 PM
That suzi 140 is the perfect motor for the SR19'
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: wedocq on February 09, 2018, 10:58:55 PM
YES YES YES! hydraulic steering. You wont regret it. That 140 is actually 8 lbs lighter than the 115, because of the bigger bore in the block. I have ridden in a 19 with the 140, and it's a race car...Haha. Fine choice in motors. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.  The fuel mileage in those DFa motors is insane. I cant wait for the report back.  :biggrin:
-Shawn
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: DevMah on February 10, 2018, 08:10:43 AM
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience


With the motor being setup I would recommend going with hydraulic steering now especially on that size motor. The Baystar hydraulic steering is for motors up to 150 HP and the Seastar system for over 150 HP although the Seastar system should work on your motor, I’m not positive though. May want to ask your dealer or Seastar

On my 150 I have the Baystar, but Arima uses the Sea Star hoses ....
I can drive with just one finger...
Hydraulic all the way IMO

Dev
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 12, 2018, 04:11:38 PM
Bunna @ performance Marine has been more than helpful during the process. He sent me pictures of the 140 finally mounted! Should be picking her up either tomorrow or the day after.  :cha:

(https://i.imgur.com/aR91gCo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kNghu67.jpg)

Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 12, 2018, 04:15:33 PM
Awesome! :applause:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 12, 2018, 04:36:13 PM
Nice!!! :beerchug:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 12, 2018, 04:37:36 PM
Nice!

Now be sure and add "make sure the engine is OFF" to your mental checklist of things to do before pulling the boat and trailer up the ramp!  You will be amazed at how quiet the Suzuki is at idle.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Sparhawk on February 13, 2018, 01:04:48 AM
Bunna @ performance Marine has been more than helpful during the process. He sent me pictures of the 140 finally mounted! Should be picking her up either tomorrow or the day after.  :cha:

(https://i.imgur.com/aR91gCo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kNghu67.jpg)
She looks great!!!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Hydroman on February 13, 2018, 05:36:44 AM
Good choice I have twin DF 140s on my TJ and they have performed flawlessly. Prior boat SF 21 Skip Tower also has DF 140, perfect combination.

Jim
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: PugetScott on February 14, 2018, 07:43:28 AM
I'd be curious what your new top speed is. I know these aren't speed boats, per se, but still fun to know. :)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 14, 2018, 09:29:18 AM
Picking her up today. Won't be able to do a sea trial until later, but my previous top speed with my 90 was 31, so interested to see how fast she can fly now as well. Gonna have to wait until that precious break in period is over though :)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Yachter Yat on February 14, 2018, 10:46:40 AM
   Don't forget about my "prediction".  :jester:

Yat
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 14, 2018, 10:50:24 AM
I want that motor on my boat!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Omega3 on February 14, 2018, 12:13:42 PM
I'd like to do a head to head with my tired old two stroke and see if a brand new 140 is any faster.It should be given that it has 5 more hp and is 30 pounds lighter.46 mph on a flat day going with the tide is the speed to beat.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 14, 2018, 03:06:30 PM
Haha it will be some time before i want to open her up at WOT. ran her with my muffs on today for about 20 minutes and now it's up to 50 mins total, so need to get another 2:10 on her before feeling comfortable testing her out. But definitely excited to see what results come!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 14, 2018, 04:08:08 PM
Worry less about top speed, more about getting the right prop for good thrust and good mid-range cruising efficiency.

Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Yachter Yat on February 14, 2018, 06:15:45 PM
   Judging by my 16 with the 60 Honda, I'd say one or two "scoots" at full bore will put that worry to rest.  Mark my word; I don't think daheechang is going to want to linger around that throttle setting too long.  (haha)

Yat
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: jamaica on February 16, 2018, 02:50:16 PM
That puppy is going to fly.  I love the light weight of that motor and you'll discover that fuel injection is flawless and provides amazing fuel economy.

How much does it weigh?
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 16, 2018, 03:13:02 PM
410#
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Omega3 on February 16, 2018, 06:11:57 PM
394 or 405 depending on shaft length.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 16, 2018, 09:39:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/JheKijW.jpg)

Took her out and got the first 3 hour break in done. After playing with her after the 3 hour baby'ing got her to about 34mph without getting to wot. however, i noticed that when cruising at 4500-5000rpm i'm only getting 25mph which is only slightly faster than my older honda 90.

I am unable to maintain a plain below 4200rpm and although i definitely feel the power increase, i feel like i'm fighting the boat more than before unless it's on plane going 5000+rpms. I'm guessing that these might help me get more consistent power through the lower rpms

(https://i.imgur.com/d7DbhYj.jpg)

Hoping to get these installed over the weekend.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 16, 2018, 09:57:10 PM
I think the speed vs rpm is going to depend on the prop pitch more than the actual HP of the motor. With the higher HP motor vs the 90 you had you should be able to run a higher pitch prop which would get you higher speed at given rpm. That motor should have plenty of power to turn at least a 2” pitch prop more than your 90 Honda. That said, you need to wait till after the break in period so you can get to WOT and see what your MAX rpms are with your current prop and then you may have to fine tune your prop pitch accordingly. I would also recommend trying a 4-blade prop. And yes, those trim tabs should help a lot. I’m installing my Lencos very soon







Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 16, 2018, 10:11:55 PM
do you mind explaining to a noob with prop pitch on how i would adjust my pitch? is it set with the prop meaning i'd need a new prop for a different pitch? or are there settings i can adjust on my existing prop? TIA
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 16, 2018, 10:24:08 PM
You would need a new, different pitch prop. Aluminum props run about $96- 110. But, first you need to wait till after break in and see what your RPM at WOT is. It’s not uncommon to try 3 different props or more to find “the” right prop for “your” boat and setup. I know this all to well, I’ve went through 3 or 4 props to find the right one for how I load my boat. The boat shop puts a prop they think will be close to optimal performance but you will likely need to fine tune by trying a few more based on your numbers after break in
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 16, 2018, 10:31:31 PM
For example, if your running let’s say a 17 pitch prop now, which means for one revolution the prop spins forward movement is 17 inches. Of course on the actual boat this will vary because of prop slip etc. so I’m just giving examples here. If you go to a 19 pitch prop you are moving 19 inches forward with every prop rotation. So if your now doing 25 mph at 5000 rpm, with a 2-4” prop pitch increase at that same 5000 rpm your speed would be higher for example 27-28 mph +/- giving you have the power to do so (which you do) So you have to know what your motors MAX rpm range is then find a prop which at WOT gets you to the high end of your motors rpm range. Typically a 4-blade prop will give you a higher cruise speed at mid range rpms. Some say a 4-blade will take a few mph off from top end speed because of the extra drag of the 4th blade but I find that not to be the case on my boat

Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 17, 2018, 12:54:40 AM
I'd contact your dealer and see if they will swap out that prop... most will if done early after a new motor install.  The performance you are getting is awful for that motor.  It should plane at around 3000-3500 RPMs.  You can take props to a shop and have them repitch it slightly in a specialized press, but the dealer is supposed to work with you to get it right in the first place.

The pitch and diameter of the current prop should be stamped on it (14x17 for instance).  What are your maximum wide open throttle RPM's?  Ignore your speed for now.  Post that info and it can give folks a starting point to recommend a better prop.  I would predict the Suzuki  branded 14" diameter x 19 pitch aluminum prop would be a good starting point.

Think of props like the tires, rear end, and transmission of a truck all rolled into one.  It doesn't matter how much horsepower your truck's engine puts out, if it can't efficiently apply it to the road you won't be able to accelerate or go very fast, or move much of a load.  Each given engine manufacturer will have dozens of different props that work on a particular motor, and there will be dozens and dozens more from aftermarket sources.  It takes some trial and error to find the perfect prop for any given application, but if you need 4200 RPM to plane you are not even in the right ballpark. 
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: beancounter on February 17, 2018, 04:59:07 AM
You also can't compare pitch with the Honda as a previous poster said. The Suzuki has much different gearing. There are other posters on here with the 140 on a 19 that can dial you right in.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Yachter Yat on February 17, 2018, 05:28:50 AM
   Yeah........I agree with these guys.  Sounds like your underpropped.......simply not enough pitch. 

Yat
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 17, 2018, 07:31:17 AM
My guess is he has a 17 pitch prop on there now. Looks like La-Z-bouy has a 19 with the same motor. Maybe he can tell you what size prop he’s running and what his performance numbers are
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 17, 2018, 07:41:23 AM
Thank you all for the insight! I will contact performance to see what they can do as far as prop. I’ll go out in a bit to look at any markings on my current prop in a few hours. Thanks again ao!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 17, 2018, 08:03:48 AM
Also to answer another question regarding my current performance, i have no gotten it to WOT, but i had no problem hitting 5500 with plenty left to give it. I'm on hour 3:30 of my break in so don't want to hit WOT until the first 10 hours is up.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 17, 2018, 08:16:44 AM
What is max rpm range on your motor? I guess you really need to wait till that break in period is over before you swap props or call dealer so we know what this prop is turning at WOT.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 17, 2018, 09:48:03 AM
current prop is 3x14x17 and performance marine has offered to let me swap for no charge a 3x14x19 to see if that helps. They seem to really despise the solas prop quality. I'll try the 19 first and see if that helps on my next outing before really considering the 4 prop upgrade.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 17, 2018, 09:53:41 AM
That 19 pitch sounds like it will work out better. Make sure to record your max WOT rpm with it. You may want to wait and see what that 17 pitch prop max rpm is first just to have a reference. It may take a good few outings to get it dialed in just right. You also need to consider how heavy you usually run and how many people you typically fish with. Once you get it dialed in you should be all  :smile1:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Omega3 on February 17, 2018, 11:09:31 AM
I'm no prop expert but this is what is on my 135.14.25x15 3 blade stainless steel Rapture made by Michigan Wheel.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: neild on February 17, 2018, 03:31:00 PM
current prop is 3x14x17 and performance marine has offered to let me swap for no charge a 3x14x19 to see if that helps. They seem to really despise the solas prop quality. I'll try the 19 first and see if that helps on my next outing before really considering the 4 prop upgrade.
We repowered with this set up this year and run a three blade 14x19 aluminum. WOT is 6200 rpm and 38 MPH. The 17 sounds very under pitched, I think when you get to WOT the rpm limiter will sound.

Check your motor height too, it looks like we will end up on the second or third hole up.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 18, 2018, 07:39:37 PM
Solas makes decent quality, budget props.  They make the factory props for Suzuki and Honda (maybe Yamaha to), both aluminum and stainless steel.

The factory aluminum ones are Solas' most basic models.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: wedocq on February 19, 2018, 05:08:22 PM
I have played around with a lot of props for that motor, and a 3x17x14 is DEFINTELY under propped for that boat. A 3x19x14 is definitely a lot closer.
-Shawn
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 20, 2018, 10:36:52 AM
I got to get more hours on her yesterday. got it to 36mph with the wind and current at 6100 rpm. still have not hit rev limiter as i've been pretty gentle with her other than the one speed run. i cruise comfortably at 5000 rpm at 31mph burning 5.5 gal/hr. up to 7 hours now on the clock and will wait until the 10 hours are up to swap out to the 19pitch prop if needed.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: BruceL2_Fish on February 20, 2018, 04:28:40 PM
My 19SR with the 2013 DF115A tops out at 5800RPM with my 3X19X14.   I would think the 140 would need at least that much prop.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 20, 2018, 04:48:44 PM
The 140 WOT rpm is 5600-6200 rpm.  What mounting hole was the Honda?   :twocents:  Raise engine to the second hole and put a 21 pitch prop and hold on!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: BruceL2_Fish on February 20, 2018, 04:53:15 PM
That's what I'm talking about!!! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: wedocq on February 20, 2018, 06:51:43 PM
The 140 WOT rpm is 5600-6200 rpm.  What mounting hole was the Honda?   :twocents:  Raise engine to the second hole and put a 21 pitch prop and hold on!

Ya I was kinda thinking that too COB!
-Shawn
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 24, 2018, 01:55:44 PM
Remounted onto hole #2. Changed the prop to the 19pitch. Let’s see how she flies tomorrow
(https://i.imgur.com/7gHusK1.jpg)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: neild on February 24, 2018, 03:03:25 PM
Awesome! I can't wait to see what you get out of it raised and repropped. Let me know how it performs.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 25, 2018, 07:51:40 PM
Any updates? Have you had a chance to try the new 19 pitch prop and really open up that motor?
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 03:17:33 PM
Finally got a calm day to really test the new pitch and mount position. Amazing how such a small adjustment makes a huge difference. Top speed hit was 38.1 mph. I do not see myself needing anymore Nathan this nor needing to cruise around at this speed either! But she now cruises at a comfortable 27 mph sipping 4.5 gallons/hr.  Got a bonus blackmouth to bring home to the wife as well :). (https://i.imgur.com/SpmNFfV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7aCbmgs.jpg)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 26, 2018, 03:27:54 PM
Nice! What was your max RPM with that prop?
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 03:33:55 PM
With this prop I hit 6100 but did not say limited hit
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 26, 2018, 03:50:14 PM
Sounds perfect. Nice catch too! :applause:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 26, 2018, 03:57:04 PM
WOT 6188 and the spec is: Operating Range (RPM)   5600-6200
Very Nice!!!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 04:00:23 PM
Started Flushing my motor with my portable tank right after getting out and then once again at home. Flushing the motor twice can’t hurt. Also great for when camping and want to just flush the motor out. I started Doug this since Everett turned off their water for the freeze by works great! (https://i.imgur.com/YhVdUub.jpg)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 26, 2018, 04:03:50 PM
Is that portable tank putting out enough water pressure? The pee stream from the motor looks pretty weak :shrug9:
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 04:05:59 PM
It’s not the most pressure but it does pee out water steadily. Is this a bad idea?
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Fisherdv on February 26, 2018, 04:08:28 PM
I honestly think you need more water pressure. That thing is barely dripping
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 26, 2018, 04:13:24 PM
You won't know if is bad until you smoke an impeller. :twocents:   Whats the owners manual say about flushing?
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Sparhawk on February 26, 2018, 04:17:06 PM
Started Flushing my motor with my portable tank right after getting out and then once again at home. Flushing the motor twice can’t hurt. Also great for when camping and want to just flush the motor out. I started Doug this since Everett turned off their water for the freeze by works great! (https://i.imgur.com/YhVdUub.jpg)
That motor is gorgeous except for that big ugly W on the back of it. Nasty!
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 04:23:31 PM
Fair enough! Haha no more portable flush! I’ll try to see if it is enough pressure for the side hose attachment
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: daheechang on February 26, 2018, 04:41:23 PM
Started Flushing my motor with my portable tank right after getting out and then once again at home. Flushing the motor twice can’t hurt. Also great for when camping and want to just flush the motor out. I started Doug this since Everett turned off their water for the freeze by works great! (https://i.imgur.com/YhVdUub.jpg)
That motor is gorgeous except for that big ugly W on the back of it. Nasty!

Go dawgs!! :P
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Omega3 on February 26, 2018, 05:39:07 PM
It will warm up quick with that little bit of water!Mine shoots a stream about 7 feet.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Chief of the Boat on February 26, 2018, 05:45:29 PM
Here is a big Husky Fan's boat.
(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/59-260218174315-10938575.jpeg)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Sparhawk on February 26, 2018, 07:14:11 PM
Here is a big Husky Fan's boat.
(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/59-260218174315-10938575.jpeg)
Ahhhhh! It burns! Nah, I am a husky fan as long as they aren’t playing the ducks. I went to UO (so did my wife) so I am duck true and true.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Mooch on February 26, 2018, 07:25:35 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/YhVdUub.jpg)
That motor is gorgeous except for that big ugly W on the back of it. Nasty!

Go dawgs!! :P

Warms the cockles of my heart to see a big ol' dub on the back of a boat certified by the Oregon State Marine Board.

Go Dawgs!  ;)
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: Threeweight on February 26, 2018, 10:24:18 PM
Sounds like she's perfect with that prop.

You could pick up another 5 mph or so on top end with 14x21, but you'd lose some acceleration and mid-range.  I'm guessing it is pretty responsive down low with the 14x19.  I like to prop my boats for that low end grunt and quick acceleration.
Title: Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
Post by: neild on April 16, 2018, 09:15:50 PM
We got our first sea trial on Sunday with the motor up two holes and a new three blade 14x21 prop. Of course I left my GPS/Finder at home but my phone GPS had us moving at 63 km/h average at 6000 rpm. We had a full tank and gear. I'll update when I'm out with the boat GPS.