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Hey guys, I just purchased the HSS928CT as I could not find the electric start model in stock. Things I am looking to do is to
1. rejet - Can you recommend the jet size?
2. double articulating chute - is this just the little arm that swaps over from the HSS1332ATD, or do I need the whole chute?
3. hour meter - Can this be one without the battery to power it?
4. heated hand grips.

I'm coming from a 12 year old MTD pro 30" with the 10.5 Tecumseh snowking engine.
 

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1. rejet - Can you recommend the jet size?
#92 - Here's the re-jetting video: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/honda-snowblowers/145493-honda-hss-carburetor-re-jetting-how-video.html
2. double articulating chute - is this just the little arm that swaps over from the HSS1332ATD, or do I need the whole chute?
It's quite a few parts... See this post: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/1605697-post2.html
3. hour meter - Can this be one without the battery to power it?
Quite a few of us are using this Tach/Hour Meter combo: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RacingPowerSports-Backlit-Digital-Tach-Tachometer-Hour-Meter-ATV-Boat-Bike-UTV/332514518214?hash=item4d6b68e4c6:g:iqcAAOSwsZhcVlxC
4. heated hand grips.
Several of us have installed Oxford Heated Grips, but we're all using them on units with the battery: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/honda-snowblowers/145675-honda-hss1332atd-oxford-heated-grips.html
 

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So for fellow Canucks, you cannot get the updated chute from Canada (either the articulating or non-articulating). Since I was doing the double articulating chute, I ordered the parts from Jacks Small Engines. they have it in stock and the shipping charges are the most reasonable. The rest of the parts including the #92 jet I ordered from boats.net

I still need to figure out how to do the oxford heated grips with the battery to connect to. I was mightily impressed that the blower cleared out the hardpacked snow that had been there all winter




 

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So for fellow Canucks, you cannot get the updated chute from Canada (either the articulating or non-articulating). Since I was doing the double articulating chute, I ordered the parts from Jacks Small Engines. they have it in stock and the shipping charges are the most reasonable. The rest of the parts including the #92 jet I ordered from boats.net

I still need to figure out how to do the oxford heated grips with the battery to connect to. I was mightily impressed that the blower cleared out the hardpacked snow that had been there all winter

I have a Canadian HS 928 I ordered a 92 jet to rejet the carb. I didnt check before ordering, Turns out my Canadian already had a 92 jet in it. The HSS models may be different. But dont be surprised if it has a 92 already in it.
 

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Prime, for what its worth, this winter I installed a new to me, HS928 tractor unit on my HS724 bucket.....the few times I could load up the machine with the little snow we did have here in Kitchener area, I found the engine searching a little..... a #95 jet got rid of the problem as tested last week in the afternoon sun drenched sugary stuff I had left around. The Honda factory new carb had a 92 jet like you found.
 

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Prime, for what its worth, this winter I installed a new to me, HS928 tractor unit on my HS724 bucket.....the few times I could load up the machine with the little snow we did have here in Kitchener area, I found the engine searching a little..... a #95 jet got rid of the problem as tested last week in the afternoon sun drenched sugary stuff I had left around. The Honda factory new carb had a 92 jet like you found.
I opened it just a hair with a small bit, not sure the bit size but small, turned with my fingers, could hardly see a difference. When I fired it up I didnt care for the way the engine was running and I put back the 92 I dont have a real issue with performance. I was just experimenting to see if I could gain a little.
 

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Hey guys, I just purchased the HSS928CT as I could not find the electric start model in stock. Things I am looking to do is to
1. rejet - Can you recommend the jet size?
2. double articulating chute - is this just the little arm that swaps over from the HSS1332ATD, or do I need the whole chute?
3. hour meter - Can this be one without the battery to power it?
4. heated hand grips.

I'm coming from a 12 year old MTD pro 30" with the 10.5 Tecumseh snowking engine.
You might not have to "Re-Jet" your Canadian model, they don't have to meet the USA emissions so they can be run a little bit richer to begin with. They may already have the bigger jet in it from the factory. Check with an authorized Honda dealer to see if it already has a bigger jet than the USA models. You don't want to "Over-Jet" it, you will cause unwanted operating problems, poor power and performance and bad fuel economy, you will be using too much fuel to get the job done by running it over rich, which could cause hard starting problems and black smoke coming out the exhaust.
 

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@tabora ....+4.

you are one of the 'go to" people for honda questions. thank you.

would be happy to have you visit our facebook group Honda Snowblower Enthusiasts. always looking for new honda people to help out our members.
 

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You might not have to "Re-Jet" your Canadian model, they don't have to meet the USA emissions so they can be run a little bit richer to begin with. They may already have the bigger jet in it from the factory. Check with an authorized Honda dealer to see if it already has a bigger jet than the USA models. You don't want to "Over-Jet" it, you will cause unwanted operating problems, poor power and performance and bad fuel economy, you will be using too much fuel to get the job done by running it over rich, which could cause hard starting problems and black smoke coming out the exhaust.
Surprisingly, HSS models are jetted the same GLOBALLY. We have had a couple people from other countries provide their factory jet size and it’s identical to US models.
 

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Surprisingly, HSS models are jetted the same GLOBALLY. We have had a couple people from other countries provide their factory jet size and it’s identical to US models.
That is good to know. The USA is pushing their Emissions gimmick globally now. I know back in the 90's in the USA there were different standards for different states, California being the biggest, and some in New Jersey, then it spread thru the rest of the country. Now they put a modified water mixture that they call "Ethanol" in gasoline, and it causes more greenhouse gasses than plain old gasoline. It causes a major increase in carbon dioxide than what the non ethanol gas creates. The carbon monoxide has decreased just a fraction but nitric oxide has also increased dramatically with ethanol in the gasoline by raising the combustion chamber temps due to the lean burn caused by today's emission requirements, and fuel mileage has decreased significantly, plus all the diesel fuel that it takes to produce the corn to make it, and the fuel used to produce and refine it. We aren't saving any fuel by the use of ethanol in our gasoline, we are using more than ever now because of it, but our government won't tell us that because it is the truth.
 

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Surprisingly, HSS models are jetted the same GLOBALLY. We have had a couple people from other countries provide their factory jet size and it’s identical to US models.
I checked my HSS928 canadian this morning and it has an 85 jet in it from factory. This is the early HSS model in Canada They are pretty much identical to the HS with an HSS designation.
 

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One of the differences with the HSS model was the steering control they built into it so people didn't have to manhandle them to turn them.
 

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Prime, you say a early Canadian HSS model, can I assume it has white track sprockets and no turning levers( bicycle brake levers) If so, can you post a pic of it, lots on here I don't think have seen one.
 

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Prime, you say a early Canadian HSS model, can I assume it has white track sprockets and no turning levers( bicycle brake levers) If so, can you post a pic of it, lots on here I don't think have seen one.
That is correct. No turn levers, white sprockets, I have a hs 928 and they are the same other than my old HS is electric chute and starter 12v. variable height adjust, but thats been standard up here for along time. It still had the round headlight but I switched to led. I can find a pic at this time and I just put them at the back of the shop and rotated my mowing equipment to the front, so a pic isnt possible right now. Only real difference is the HSS sticker on the bucket. I will check in my photos and see if I can find a pic.
 

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Prime, thanks for the update. Don't worry about a pic, at this time, but you know, we are going to get one last big dump........now that you got the mowing stuff available... I did the same thing here in Ontario, late march, I think 78.... worst my driveway has been, Apr 05-06... I blow with a HS928 tractor with a 24" auger bucket attached, in the on board 12 volt version you also have, jetted with a #95....
 

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Prime, thanks for the update. Don't worry about a pic, at this time, but you know, we are going to get one last big dump........now that you got the mowing stuff available... I did the same thing here in Ontario, late march, I think 78.... worst my driveway has been, Apr 05-06... I blow with a HS928 tractor with a 24" auger bucket attached, in the on board 12 volt version you also have, jetted with a #95....
I havent fully summerized yet. I can have it out in 1/2 hr. Normally our major snow would be done now. We may get another storm this is an unusually cold season here in Nova Scotia. 4 years ago we had 40cm with extreme wind at the end of March.Got taken by surprise with that one. Had been into spring work for awhile, had the winter wheels already off the 4x4. Biggest storm of the winter. It was a very tough snow to deal with. Kind of pellety and hard pack,you could walk on top of it, a real challenge with a snowblower and I was doing 20 yards that year. Got them thou, only had to get a front end loader for one of them. 6 ft retaining walls on each side, level full 40 ft long. Next day it went double digit temps, rain and fog. It was completely gone in three days and back to spring work within a week. It can and does happen
 
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