Poll: Did you disconnect governor or keep it with your GXH50?

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by Sketch, Jan 31, 2010.


How did you connect the throttle cable to the GXH50?

  1. Direct to carb throttle lever

    6 vote(s)
  2. Via governor

    2 vote(s)
  1. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    (Please see Poll question)

    With my engine failure, I helped prompt a discussion about "to gov or not to gov", so I thought I'd create a thread specifically about it.

    At the core of the issue is keeping the engine at safe RPMs for a long life.

    Example of direct carb attachment: http://www.motoredbikes.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23293&d=1260655553

    Example of governor attachment: http://www.motoredbikes.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24160&d=1264812118

    Obviously, comments/discussion are very welcome...
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010

  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    The only reason the honda has a guvna is for the different applications its used for in pumps, pressure washers etc. where a consistant rpm is needed with varying load levels. On a bike the guvna isnt needed, I use it because thats the way it came so why fix what isnt broken.
  3. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    wait a minute, I think you contradicted yourself(?) Please expand thoughts on this subject? (-:
  4. motor_head

    motor_head Member

    i use the gov on my 3hp briggs but i have enough power so i don't have to gear it as low