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« on: November 24, 2013, 08:01:17 PM »

Ok I am not asking which is you favorite engine. I am building a gp/mod xr for next year. I am a big guy, about 260 lbs. What engine will pull my weight the best?
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 08:12:37 PM »

Find a 31 or 33 ci motor.   I am a big guy and my 31 ci got me around the track just fine.   My chassis was holding me back.  That will change for next year  smile
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 09:06:10 PM »

Kawasaki FC540V.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 11:20:06 PM »

Kohler Command Single bigsmile
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 06:20:34 AM »

Kawasaki FC540V.

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WHAT HE SAID. bigsmile
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 11:52:31 AM »

Kawasaki FC540V.

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Yup...what he said.....I am big round ....mean guy too.....the 540 is a grunt monster, does well for me and is reliable.
All of mine are over 30 years old and still run like they are new.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 05:05:22 PM »

Im 6'5" 280lbs my sons 17hp Tecumseh runs great with me on it
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 05:06:37 PM »

Yes it does Robbie smile
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 05:10:14 PM »

I found this-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHN-DEERE-KAWASAKI-FC540V-ENGINE-/231099537510?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35ce9b1866#ht_63wt_896
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 06:12:22 PM »

I LOVE THIS SPORT! US BIG GUYS, I'M 275 AND 6'3", WE CAN ALL RACE WELL TOGETHER!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 06:36:33 PM »

Fong, at 4 foot 7, 74.6 pounds, can kick all your behinds.

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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 06:40:50 PM »

Fong, at 4 foot 7, 74.6 pounds, can kick all your behinds.

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YA BUT MOM FEEDS HIM THOSE HIGH ENERGY DRINKS! THE REST OF US DRINK BEER AND WATCH HIM RUN IN CIRCLES! SORT OF LIKE A SHOW WITHIN A SHOW! LOL
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »

I've been using a 28 cube briggs. Had a 17 twin in the 58Z when it was still the 580 CPR. Its faster with the single. The new one has a 28 cube briggs also.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 09:30:43 PM »

Lester is right 540 all the way its hard to find at least around my area unless you wana buy brand new one.
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 12:38:46 PM »

I've been using a 28 cube briggs. Had a 17 twin in the 58Z when it was still the 580 CPR. Its faster with the single. The new one has a 28 cube briggs also.

Tom

Yep, your sled gets around the track pretty darn fast with that 14.5 OHV Briggs -(with you on it)....but, you also are also probably only 110lbs soaking wet at best. I have 150lbs on you, that does make a considerable difference out there. Especially with Stock engines.

Lester is right 540 all the way its hard to find at least around my area unless you wana buy brand new one.

There are no new ones...Kawasaki Discontinued the 540v many years ago. There are used ones out there, actually not that hard to find...look for a John Deere 180 or 185 or bigger.....you can buy the whole mower with engine for much less than what people are trying to sell the engines for. I just bought one for $100.00 with a blown hydro, and another for $165.00 Both came from PA and when I was up there picking them up, I found four more that had 540's. (On PA Craig List)
People are asking $400.00 to $650.00 on Ebay..........like I said..."Asking". Don't believe they are getting it.

Now....food for thought...Now...I will only buy them if I can see them running. The last 3 I bought, were just a raw engine, seller(s) claimed they ran.......they did not.....total loss of a few hundred hard earned bucks.
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