Sources for ROBIN-SUBARU EHO35

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by rattlerviper, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. rattlerviper

    rattlerviper New Member

    I'm going to put a HONDA GX35, MITSUBISHI TLE33, or a ROBIN-SUBARU EHO35 on a BMP friction drive kit. I've found decent prices on the other 2 engines but who sells the Suburu at a decent price? Googling it let me to Staton-inc, but thier price seems perhaps a little high.

    I'm heavily leaning towards the Suburu, but to be honest at the price I found it I would go with one of the other two.

    Thanks in advance guys.
     

  2. reb1

    reb1 Member

    The Robin Subaru is made in Japan and is made with higher quality parts. You will not find it cheap. Search the forum and read about it.
     
  3. rattlerviper

    rattlerviper New Member

    I was not expecting it cheap. Perhaps 30 bucks less. There has to be oth er sources.
     
  4. ocscully

    ocscully Member

  5. rattlerviper

    rattlerviper New Member

  6. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    here we go again :thinking:




    This is what you want, and its only $225.

    http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/product.asp?PN=GX35&desc=Honda 1.6hp GX35 OHC Mini 4 Stroke Clutch-Drive (Horizontal or Vertical Mount) 7000 RPM
     
  7. reb1

    reb1 Member

  8. rattlerviper

    rattlerviper New Member

    Is there a big difference between the suburu and Honda, or is this a Chevy Ford kinda thing?
     
  9. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    You won't go wrong with either, they are both good and a light year ahead of the HT engines.

    The rest is all Ford/Chevy talk.
     
  10. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    Some is, but having both apart side by side on the bench the honda has the edge in quality. The Honda will outlast the robin because it has a better oil system. The Robin is percieved as being better because of Robins misleading/false advertising claiming it has a chrome steel liner, there is no steel liner or chrome in the eho bore.
     
  11. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Sorry to hijack this thread, but could someone recommend a reputable place to get the larger Honda GX50? The only place I knew of was Bicycle-Engines.com and they no longer carry it.
    Is there something about the GX50 that makes them undesirable?
     
  12. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Even though it's a Japanese Company, the small motors are farmed out to the chinese. I think people are finally beginning to understand that.
     
  13. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

  14. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    Anyway OP, you asked if there was a big difference, so you get the picture. After all, we're talking about weedwacker engines here for a couple hundred, not high performance sports cars, lol.

    Sometimes it just comes down to availability and which is easier for you to get your hands on. Good luck with your project.
     
  15. unior

    unior Member

    gx35 can run upside down :eek:
     
  16. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Thank you, Old Bob!!!!!!!
     
  17. Old Bob

    Old Bob Member

    You're welcome.
     
  18. rattlerviper

    rattlerviper New Member

    Alrighty then guys thank you all so much for your help.
     
  19. rodar y rodar

    rodar y rodar New Member

    I was looking at that just the other day and I don`t understand exactly what it comes with or still needs in addition. The listing says very plainly "Engine only" and then has a listing for the clutch underneath. So I take it the clutch is not considered part of the engine? But the carb and fuel tank are? And about centrifical clutches (I have zero experience with them, so please bear with me), I see clutch housings, clutch rotors, and clutch drums all listed separately on other sites. Would all that be part of the $74 "clutch" that SEW offers? Thanks for cluing me in :).
     
  20. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd Member

    Hi 'Rodar', small engine warehouse is located in my town, Muncie,IN. They don't carry the clutch pack for the Honda 50 any longer. www.staton-inc.com does have them listed. The clutch pack or drive is the portion which attaches to the engine drive shaft. Includes the spring tensioned shoes & pads. Centrifical force of the engine spinning forces the shoes to pivot outward engaging the clutch drum or bell. BMP's friction drive comes w/ the clutch bell. There's another issue w/ using the GXH 50 for motorbiking. You need to modify the throttle mechanism since the included item is for setting and running at a constant speed w/o spring return. Think tiller or generator. Hope this helps.
     
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