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post #1 of 20 Old 11-30-2016, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Yamaha Ricky $2500 OBO

Yamaha Ricky on eBay, it does look very clean but not to be worth $2500 (at least not IMO).
Also the information for the engine is wrong as they are fitted with a 5hp and not a 6hp engine as stated on the description.

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-30-2016, 07:54 PM
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almost looks to clean in the bucket, but still over priced by a grand. jmo

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It does look amazing, but way too much $$$...I don't care what the novelty factor is.

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What's the "no belts" part?
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What's the "no belts" part?
The snowblower if fitted with a vertical shaft 5hp engine and uses 45 degree gears to convert the vertical movement to horizontal, this now horizontal shaft is "in-line" with the transmission and the impeller shaft. It uses wet clutches instead of belts to transfer the power to the transmission and the impeller/augers.
The impeller also spins in the opposite direction of most snowblower (the chute is located on the right side vs most snowblowers that have it on the left).
If you look at the picture closely you can see that unlike a conventional 2 stage snowblower there is no "tractor" area below the engine and the engine sits very low.
Honda also has a model that does not use belts which is the Honda HS622, but this has a horizontal shaft engine compared to the vertical shaft on the Yamaha Ricky, and also the HS622 has 2 forward speeds and reverse compared to the Yamaha Ricky that has a "Hydrostatic" transmission.

Here is an HS622, notice how low the engine sits....
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Overprice for sure, not as clean as the one I sold HSblowerfan a year or so ago. Also, he is using one of my images posted in one of the threads.

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I have see them for significantly less in same or better condition...... I have kicked myself for passing on one last year. They are nice machines.




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Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I would not go selling the farm on that 1. That's 4 SURE!!

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There was a Ricky for sale that I posted a few months ago in good condition for $300 near Minneapolis (the ad was removed within a few days).
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...24300-obo.html
They are really nice compact machines.
Although I have 2 if it was closer I would've not hesitated on getting a third Ricky a the $300 price tag.
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