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Old 04-10-2014, 03:32 PM
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Well its official, the Honda's outnumber the Yami and the Kawi in the garage. Hehehehe GO HONDA!!! Don't hate! LOL

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:39 PM
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Oh and red is faster. LOL
 
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:42 PM
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(Maybe just me....I'd think that mower engine would just cook itself -especially on a really hot summer day-- with no top or side venting... Might raise the hood after mowing, just to help cooling? Change the oil/filter every 40-50 hours!)
 
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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PS: There was a recall on these, from S/N 6000001 to 6107254. Came across this on some lawn mower forum:
"Guys in the industry call that lawn tractor the "toaster" due to its distinctive hood/grill :-).

Been out of production for at least 14+ years now, some parts are totally discontinued, but others, like most engine bits, are used on many current Honda engines, and still plenty of parts available.

These were manufactured by Honda in the Honda plant in Swepsonville, NC in the late 90s.

They had one safety recall regarding the PTO/blade lever; a revised part should be installed to resolve the issue. If you will share the serial number off the side of the frame with me, I can confirm if the update has been done on that specific tractor. It's in the form of "XXXX-1234567" Honda will update all units with the problem, period. Doesn't matter how old they are, or if out of warranty. This is a safety issue, so all units have to be repaired by a Honda dealer (no cost to the customer).

There were also two service bulletins; the drive belt can pop off (a new belt guard resolves this) and some engines had leaking oil pans due to loose pan bolts. Understand these two issues are not safety related, so if repairs are needed, you'd need to pay for them. "
 
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:57 PM
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The motor has a hood scoop that really collects the air through the front grill, I held a piece of paper in front and it almost got sucked in. I'm sure the cooling is fine. I looked up some information on those mowers and it was from the late 90's, this machine looks new. I did have to split the tranny twice, first time because I knocked an axle keeper off trying to hammer one of the rear wheels off, then again 10 minutes later because I had the gears off by one notch and didn't have reverse or 5th gear. Its all running perfect, mowed on Monday. That's a Craftsman bagger system that I adapted to it from the old mower. I tried to find one on ebay, and it would have been like $500 for the bagger parts, screw that noise. For free you can't beat this thing. The mower looks basically brand new. It sat for 5 years in a garage buried in some hoarders junk. Drained the gas and it started right up, no smoke, the engine oil was still clean and tan in color. I do still want to change it just to be safe.

Jeff I'll get the serial number for ya today after lunch. Thanks man!
 
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:15 AM
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Hey Jeff, here is the number. MZBF 6004911


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PS: There was a recall on these, from S/N 6000001 to 6107254. Came across this on some lawn mower forum:
"Guys in the industry call that lawn tractor the "toaster" due to its distinctive hood/grill :-).

Been out of production for at least 14+ years now, some parts are totally discontinued, but others, like most engine bits, are used on many current Honda engines, and still plenty of parts available.

These were manufactured by Honda in the Honda plant in Swepsonville, NC in the late 90s.

They had one safety recall regarding the PTO/blade lever; a revised part should be installed to resolve the issue. If you will share the serial number off the side of the frame with me, I can confirm if the update has been done on that specific tractor. It's in the form of "XXXX-1234567" Honda will update all units with the problem, period. Doesn't matter how old they are, or if out of warranty. This is a safety issue, so all units have to be repaired by a Honda dealer (no cost to the customer).

There were also two service bulletins; the drive belt can pop off (a new belt guard resolves this) and some engines had leaking oil pans due to loose pan bolts. Understand these two issues are not safety related, so if repairs are needed, you'd need to pay for them. "
 
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:45 PM
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Yeah,

Deejes lawn mower will outrun his bike
 
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thought this was going to be something like this......

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I do enjoy parking my KLR or KLX, preferably all dirty and loaded with some gear, in amidst a pile of shiny Harleys.
 
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