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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2017 - 09:28 AM

At last I got around to sorting out the 600 which I bought from the States. Ohio to be precise. I replaced the fuel sediment bowl as it was missing the screw. I checked the plug and it was clean and turned it over and then it fired up happily. I let it ran for a wee while to warm it up. I then selected the gears. Nothing happened. Then I remembered I needed to put the cotter pin back in. I gave it a quick run in 1 and 2 and reverse. It was surprisingly nippy and managed to ride over the wood chips fairly easily. I decided to drain the transmission oil and engine oil which I duly did and replaced it with fresh oil suitable for the engine and the transmission. I gave it another run (in fact three runs) around the yard and track. I finally went into third gear and that was really nippy. I them decided enough was enough and put it into neutral and tried to engage another gear. Nothing happened at all. I looked at the belts which were slipping and noticed that one was off the pulleys. I managed to get it back on but still couldn't select a gear. The clutch pedal was down onto the floor and wouldn't come back up. I pushed it back to my storage marvelling at how quiet these 600 are....



I think I need new belts.

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Edited by Bolens800uk, April 23, 2017 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted April 23, 2017 - 09:36 AM

I have attached a video if it running.

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THERE IS A BETTER VIDEO A FEW POSTS DOWN.

Edited by Bolens800uk, April 23, 2017 - 03:34 PM.

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Posted April 23, 2017 - 09:40 AM

Not a bad looking machine


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Posted April 23, 2017 - 09:52 AM

Looking real good Andrew!!
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Posted April 23, 2017 - 03:07 PM

I attach a video created by Iain and his young son, Joseph, of my Bolens 600 in action. Here's the link.


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Posted April 23, 2017 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for sharing, I'm  sure The Uk Bolens Boys will have things sorted in short order on this addition, Nice one :thumbs:  :beerchug:


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Posted April 23, 2017 - 03:28 PM

Very nice


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