Let us know what they find at the shop.
here is what happened:
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.