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« on: July 23, 2013, 09:10:08 PM »

Like I said I have a 14hp OHV Kawasaki from my old grass cutter. Are these motors any good??? I run GP an am running a Briggs now but wondering if I keep it for a backup motor or build another machine and stick this motor in it. I know nothing about these motors good -bad or otherwise.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 09:24:40 PM »

Short stroke and only 26 cid. You will lose some ground coming out of the corners with a GP.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 12:19:13 PM »

So is it any good to build for any other class.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 01:01:00 PM »

So is it any good to build for any other class.

The only class it may work well in is Superstock / IMOW. The 420 engine is very robust and very reliable, Being low on displacement(420cc/26ci) it cannot compete with it's big brother, the 17hp Kawasaki FC540V long stroke thumper which is allowed in IMOW & GP. You will get stomped upon coming out of the turns or on re-starts. Plus, there are no aftermarket performance parts commercially available for the 420.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 05:41:49 AM »

The only class it may work well in is Superstock / IMOW. The 420 engine is very robust and very reliable, Being low on displacement(420cc/26ci) it cannot compete with it's big brother, the 17hp Kawasaki FC540V long stroke thumper which is allowed in IMOW & GP. You will get stomped upon coming out of the turns or on re-starts. Plus, there are no aftermarket performance parts commercially available for the 420.

OR THE 540.
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