My dealer got a response from Suzuki today(totally surprised me!!! )
he said he compared an engine
they had to the sound of mine and it was the same.
he also said he has had this complaint before and that the noise
seems to be the way it is with this series of motors.
he said I should send a video of the noise
with the engine
cover on so he can listen to that.
I can not hear enough on the youtube video to see if it sounds like mine at speed, but I know the noise when travelling at up to 2/3 throttle is a high pitched gear
whine type noise that I find very annoying.
I guess that is why you should always test drive stuff.
one of the main reasons I bought this motor
was that they were touted as one of the quietest outboards made, maybe with regards to exhaust
noise they are but I would love to put a db meter near mine.
had I known about the noise and vibration I would have opted for a Honda
live and learn!!!
I would still appreciate feedback from other owners who can remove their engine cover and compare their motor
sounds to mine on the video as I will never know if Suzuki is telling the truth or not.