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I didn't have the option when buying it as this was the last in stock.
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Are all Honda flywheels geared for a starter?
No. You need to check yours and get a kit that includes the flywheel if necessary.
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You would have to change the flywheel to the geared flywheel and knock out the plug in the engine block to install the electric starter.
It would also be harder to start with the electric start kit because you would have to get out the electric extension cord and plug it in, or make sure the battery is charged up if it is a battery start kit.
It is so much easier to pull the handle with one or two fingers a half to full pull and start it up without the electric start.
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I put a similar kit on my Honda mower. Works great. And the reason you want one is so that your wife can start it EASILY. Once I installed it, she decided she liked mowing the lawn and started doing it. Who knew?
Hmm.. My sweet Bonny doesn't know anything about our OPE. Furthermore, she doesn't care to learn. I offered to teach her how to operate the Toro zero turn just the other day and she politely declined the offer. It's fine, though. She goes above and beyond helping me with whatever needs done and she takes good care of me so I don't push her to do the outdoor work.

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You would have to change the flywheel to the geared flywheel and knock out the plug in the engine block to install the electric starter.
It would also be harder to start with the electric start kit because you would have to get out the electric extension cord and plug it in, or make sure the battery is charged up if it is a battery start kit.
It is so much easier to pull the handle with one or two fingers a half to full pull and start it up without the electric start.
kit comes with the flywheel, and the charge wire to be able to add a battery
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Hmm.. My sweet Bonny doesn't know anything about our OPE. Furthermore, she doesn't care to learn. I offered to teach her how to operate the Toro zero turn just the other day and she politely declined the offer. It's fine, though. She goes above and beyond helping me with whatever needs done and she takes good care of me so I don't push her to do the outdoor work.
My wife thinks using our Toro Timecutter 14-38Z zero turn is WAY too much fun to let me use it... It's her go-cart!
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My wife thinks using our Toro Timecutter 14-38Z zero turn is WAY too much fun to let me use it... It's her go-cart!
Tabora, You are LUCKY!!!, besides, you need a break anyway. Winter time will be here again before we know it.
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To the naysayers, I'd just suggest that if you're older & have arthritic joints, including your shoulders, the electric start is a blessing!

I bought a new Honda snowblower last year (HSS1332) & made sure to get the electric start version, and the same with a new Mackissic Mighty Mac chipper/shredder. Years ago I would have laughed at the "wastefulness" of spending $$ on an electric start for such things, but not so much anymore.
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I agree if you have a bad back and arthritis, it is not fun to pull start anymore.
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To the naysayers, I'd just suggest that if you're older & have arthritic joints, including your shoulders, the electric start is a blessing!
Steve' & Mfrit':

I hear ya' gentlemen....

It's amazing (and somewhat cruel) as to how simple things that you could do without thinking, 30 years ago, require more careful preparation.

The act of pull starting a big engine for example:

It's not necessarily that we get to the point where we lack the physical strength. It's the application of the physical strength on our aging joints and muscles that's the concern. It's that "snapping action" that gets ya'. Don't know about you, but my muscles and joints don't "snap" quite so easily as they once did!

Each time my advancing years forces me to confront another adjustment or limitation, I laugh it off though, when I think of the sage words of the great actress Bette Davis :



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If you're looking for guarantees in life, buy yourself a toaster.
--- Clint Eastwood
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