Honda engine with gear reducer?

mark20

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Well, i recently bought 2 if these honda engines. I bought them because well, at 10$ a piece i couldn't resist!
one has a pretty big crack in the case. So ill be keeping that one (cant justify selling it, as i dont want to disappoint my customers by selling half ass products) so jb weld might be all i need!

But if i just add a normal clutch to it, i think ill be able to fit it on a bike normally and ill just use a rope start. These things are about as wide as a torque converter so no recoil start for me. (As I dont think wide cranks will clear it with the recoil start) only problem i see with this is the clutch will probably get a really light spring as the PTO rpm is only 600. And most clutches need atleast 1500 to engage.

Here are some pictures of the one im keeping.
But i figured itll be a good experiment. Might be a viable option as ive seen knock offs on ebay for about 150$ new.
Will be keeping the governor in this engine as i might want to convert it to a 3/4in shaft and use it on my pressure washer if the bike build fails
 

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Frogslayer

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Looks extremely similar to the gx160's we use at my work to turn pumps and agitators. They are awesome. They always run. New ones can have electric start and run $400 but they always start so easy on the first pull i always kind of thought electric start was a waste on an engine this small.
 

mark20

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Looks extremely similar to the gx160's we use at my work to turn pumps and agitators. They are awesome. They always run. New ones can have electric start and run $400 but they always start so easy on the first pull i always kind of thought electric start was a waste on an engine this small.
Yea, i bought them from the owner of a concrete business. The one with the cracked case was siezed up. Ended putting some Marvel in it and it broke free!! Had to tape up the coil and put a new oil pressure sending unit in it.
I think contractors are lulled into thinking its easier to get a electric start for eaiser operation, same for ppeople who are buying them to repower equipment

It Runs pretty good now!
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