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post #11701 of 12180 Old 03-28-2019, 07:30 PM
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I have a yanmar dealer about 45 miles from me and I will check on the price for the YSR1650DX before the fall comes this year.
Good luck! I didn't think those were available in the US?
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Well, got the ring kit in for the mower, and built it back up Tuesday. Busy yesterday, but fueled and tested today. 1/2 pull and running like new, no smoke, no oil loss! Running about 150RPM fast, but an easy adjustment. From a dealer feeding me BS that 'there is nothing we can do for the smoking other than $500 to replace the engine" to an $18 ring set,a quick cylinder hone, gaskets and (as a precautio while there) new oil seals for a total of about $45 and a couple hours of my time . . . took the right road, and based on observed wear, should be good for another 20 or 30 years! Same with transmission and blade brake, just nothing needing replacement there - just clean, reassemble, and fresh lube!

Just saved about $1000 off the cost of an equivalent mower! Woot! (And still have an adjustable carb to boot, which, fwiw, didn't need to be touched!)
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As you all well know, the seasons, like life, are always changing. Never static, never content to remain in one place, it is always in a state of constant flux. Thus, the changing of the guard follows this same flow of time and space.

As you see here, a dear friend prepares to hunker down for a prolonged stretch of Summer hibernation. A little Trufuel here, a few wisps of Touch up paint there, and soon she will have vivid dreams of foot high snowfalls and mountainous EODS.

My dear, sleep well and tight,...

And don't let the rustbugs bite...
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Got it back 2 days ago!

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Hello Dag,

Have you heard when the old snow mule is being discharged from the snow blower hospital yet?


Skoal,


Leon

P.S. I have a yanmar dealer about 45 miles from me and I will check on the price for the YSR1650DX before the fall comes this year.
Hi Leon,


I got this beast of a machine back and beyond fitting tubes in the tires (lost pressure all the time) and assembling a new starter rope since it was broken, they did a full service. Oil, plug, grease where needed and all adjustments of cables and engine.
Actually they found everything to be in pretty darn good shape. The reason why I did not have to use choke was that the electric starter has that effect because it turns the engine so many times, choke is not needed. But I tested the new rope and then used the choke, perfect start 1 pull only.
They refused to change any belts since they were good, and would not use much grease inside because og the friction wheel that really needs no grease
So now it is ready for a new winter. I have to say compared to the Yamaha, the Simplicity is clearly more powerful and feels more hardcore. Using the Yamaha I have to go real slow in super heavy conditions.
The Simplicity cannot go that slow because no hydro, but 1st gear is really slow anyway and I never have a struggle no matter what using 1st. I dont know if it is the extra 1,5 hp or the Powerboost function, or both.
The Yamaha on the other hand with belts and Hydro requires less manhandling and is a very smooth tool to operate. Scraping is also much better with belts and a little extra weight.


That Yanmar project is very exiting! If I had more ground to clear it would have been a no-brainer. A machine like that must be so brutal and efficient! Really hope you can get hold of one. Did you also consider one of the big Honda hybrid machines Leon?


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how about the freebie angels bless me with a Honda to start refurbishing?

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Today I would Ponder That I am still Living the Dream, What ever that might be. Right Here, Right Now in The Paradise City.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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burned ..or is it burnt brush from 2 til 7. perfect weather for that job....no wind and light drizzle.

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today i didnt do anything in garage because i thought it was sunday. wife just told it is not. no harm, i get to work in garage tomorrow.

one of the perks to being retired. don't know what day it is sometimes and don't care. my wife came up with the "no working garage on sunday" rule cause otherwise i would be in there 7 days a week,

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Just have to remember to get the garbage out to the curb that one day a week. Then it's six days of doing whatever


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