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Posted December 07, 2015 - 07:47 PM

New 420cca battery installed and getting a final charge. New deck belt (Yes I did take the old one to measure with). With all the rain last month, and the 70* temps this week I see mowing in the near future.

 

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Progress on the deck.
Started with scraping / grinding / sanding the underside. There was still a lot of paint on there.
Then power washed, I don't plan on painting anything top side this year, it is still good.
I had 1/2 can of Black that I went around the edges so from the top it wouldn't be noticed. I had some Blue left over from the BMP. The paint is for rust prevention.
Sharpened / balanced / painted the blades, and their bolts. New lock washers will be used.
Should have Red back together this Friday.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Almost done. Installed the deck, and added (treated gas). Here is the dry start. https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be The new battery works a treat, and the smoke is from where I had it tilted up on the Mower jack for the power wash.

 

I let Red warm up while I put batteries in my Photo Tach. I added the reflective strip to the flywheel screen and checked Idle ( ~2439 rpm) and Governed with the deck on (~3537 rpm). I feel good with these as it is a splash lubed system.

 

All that is left is to install the hood, and connecting the lights.

 

Thanks for following..... Ready to mow (but not this weekend)

 

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Goodn you are getting ready for the grass to grow again/some more.



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 09:11 AM

If it wasn't for the rain in the forecast this weekend I could stand to knock the clover down. The yard is really plush right now. Red is 100% done and ready to go.

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Posted March 13, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Red gave me some fits today, nothing major but took longer to get the yard mowed. Started off this morning in wet clover in the front yard. No issue till I finished and idled down to close the gate. When I went to throttle up the throttle cable broke :mad2: . Took him to the shop, pulled the hood and air filter housing, cable broke at the lever. I dug through the parts box and all the ones I had are too short. I did find a push mower brake cable that I was able to crimp on to the original lever. Worked fine and I finished the front yard. Had to run to town for gas, and when I cranked him up to start on the back yard the deck wouldn't come on. I looked at the amp gauge and it wasn't charging. I started following wires from the Stator and found the ignition switch plug was the culprit. I could wiggle one wire and it would show a charge. I could feel that the spade connector in loose. I hit the connector with some contact cleaner and finally got it to where the deck stayed on. I finished the back yard without turning anything off. I will need to pull the dash to replace the ignition spade connectors. At least the yard is mowed.  

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Posted March 13, 2016 - 08:20 PM

OK, I shouldn't need to pull the dash, or even replace the spade connectors. All the connectors are loose (I guess from multiple unplugging's) Plan is to use pliers to squeeze the spades and get them to fit tighter. I am using a spare switch to test the tightness on. Hope this fixes the intermittent electrical issue.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 08:49 PM

I removed each spade connector in the connector, Two were questionable so I replaced them, and tightened the rest up. Fires right up and good readings on the charge! Yaa!

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 04:14 PM

Sorry he's giving you troubles.
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Posted March 21, 2016 - 04:32 PM

Got him running fine, but I think I over worked him last weekend, I didn't notice the engine knocking until I finished mowing for about three hours straight and took the work tunes off. I shut him down and after about a half hour cranked back and the knock was gone. I'll change the oil this weekend and check him out.


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