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So I had an issue with the forward and reverse selector on my Honda, and was able to resolve it thanks to the tips I got here. But now I've got another issue. I haven't used the machine a lot this season, short of our first storm, but between then and now I've noticed that the machine is running louder and a faster than before. The only difference from the last time I used it is that I ended up finishing my driveway during the last storm with regular gas (ran out of Trufuel), and I just adjusted the forward/reverse selector, but neither strike me as likely culprits. Any suggestions as to what to diagnose next? It was fully tuned and put away dry, so I have a hard imagining it's the plug, carb, etc. I'm willing to check anything though, and welcome all tips. This machine ran like a top last season, and performed great during the last storm.

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So I had an issue with the forward and reverse selector on my Honda, and was able to resolve it thanks to the tips I got here. But now I've got another issue. I haven't used the machine a lot this season, short of our first storm, but between then and now I've noticed that the machine is running louder and a faster than before. The only difference from the last time I used it is that I ended up finishing my driveway during the last storm with regular gas (ran out of Trufuel), and I just adjusted the forward/reverse selector, but neither strike me as likely culprits. Any suggestions as to what to diagnose next? It was fully tuned and put away dry, so I have a hard imagining it's the plug, carb, etc. I'm willing to check anything though, and welcome all tips. This machine ran like a top last season, and performed great during the last storm.

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When you were doing the forward/ reverse fix did you happen to knock out the throttle cable by accident? If you did, when putting it back in you might have tightened the set screw, or you have it in under the lock screw which would increased cable travel, and the throttle. That being said there are much smarter people here that will probably have a better idea.

Do you have a tach?
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what is the rpms at full throttle? I believe on the 724 it should be 3600-3700 plus/minus 150.

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Get one of these tach/hour meters if you don't have one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RacingPower...-/332514518214
Interestingly, my HSS1332 was set at 3600RPM last year, and when I used it this morning it was at 3750RPM. Maybe the gas got better???
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Get one of these tach/hour meters if you don't have one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RacingPower...-/332514518214
Interestingly, my HSS1332 was set at 3600RPM last year, and when I used it this morning it was at 3750RPM. Maybe the gas got better???
maybe the mousies are stronger

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Buying now, thanks for the rec.
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No, but it's definitely something I could use. I'll be getting one now.
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No, but it's definitely something I could use. I'll be getting one now.

Also if you are running "normal" gas, I would pick up some sea foam or stabilizer of your preference. Just don't buy Sea foam from Lowe's, its twice the price as almost anywhere else for some reason.

If you already ordered the Tach you will probably have it before we get any more snow - but if you need one sooner to check things out your more than welcome to borrow mine. Its on my 828 at the moment, but I installed it with a command strip so I can remove it easily.
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