Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Impeller speed on Honda and Yamaha faster than others?
There's been talk that the Honda and Yamaha impeller spins at a higher speed than others. That's the reason for their great throw. Is that true or are we guessing? Not important to this conversation but if it does spin faster, what speed? And what speed do the others spin at? Maybe we should consider changing the crank pulley to get a faster spin?
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