Upgrade from GX35?

jer1400

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I'm getting the friction drive kit from BMP and dig the 4-stroke Honda GX35! I would like to get an engine with a little more power though -- at least 2 HP (no more than 3.5). So what's the next step up in 4-strokes with the correct clutch rotor (76-78mm)?
 

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BikeMotorParts has changed the engine channel from 1/4" thick
aluminum extrusion to bent steel
please let us know how that looks and works quality wise
when you get yours
Thanks
I don't know of any other small 4 stroke engine that meets your
requirements
The Robbin / Subaru 35cc is about the same as the gx35

The Honda GX 50 ( 5/8" shaft ) needs a clutch kit from Staton and is kind of
bulky for a friction drive
Staton sells it as a complete kit too

There is a Honda 50 chinese clone with a 78 mmm clutch from Dax
if any are even available

I would like to know of any other 4 stroke 76 mm clutch motors too
I'm getting the friction drive kit from BMP and dig the 4-stroke Honda GX35! I would like to get an engine with a little more power though -- at least 2 HP (no more than 3.5). So what's the next step up in 4-strokes with the correct clutch rotor (76-78mm)?
 
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I have an r/s eho35 on a gebe and a gx35 on a staton friction drive. he r/s eho35 is better. Pay a few bucks and get the eho35.
 
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If you want more power on your friction drive, go two stroke. The TLE43 is 2.2 HP and works very well.
 

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The Honda GX 35 is now made in China. Go figure, even the Japanese go to China to get things made cheaper. It no longer has a cast iron sleeve in the cylinder. The Robin/Subaru EHO 35 is made in Japan and has a cast iron sleeve. This equals a much longer engine life.
 

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The Honda GX 35 is now made in China. Go figure, even the Japanese go to China to get things made cheaper. It no longer has a cast iron sleeve in the cylinder. The Robin/Subaru EHO 35 is made in Japan and has a cast iron sleeve. This equals a much longer engine life.
China? Thailand? whats the difference eh?
Get your facts straight.....
The Honda is made in Thailand in a Japanese designed and built
factory with Japanese quality control

I don't know that the Honda gx31 or gx35 ever had a cast iron liner
I have a GX31 which the GX35 was upgraded from
I haven't needed to take it apart to see

I am sure the Honda will last for a loooonng time and
maybe the Subaru is a "better" motor but so what?
 

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Could you link me to the clutch kit on the staton website? I can't seem to find it, and Dave Staton just sent me a link to the main site in reply when I asked him about the whole thing (I don't think he had time to actually read my e-mail).
 
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