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My original Kawasaki that I've had for 10 years finally kicked the bucket yesterday. I knew it was about to but was curious to see how long it lasted. I'm guessing this machine had done 2000 plus hours. The ignition coil slowly died and it blew a pinion gear in the gearbox.

Pulled it down after work today, the bore was unmarked and like new, no scoring or wear in the rings either. Even the clutch shoes were only 40% worn, so need for some replacements. The autopsy was me being curious but I honestly expected much more wear than I found. I doubt anything we can buy now will be in this internal condition after the work it had done.
Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

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I see them still available here:-

 

http://www.cuttinged...u/kawasaki.html

 

not a lot of dealers around me tho. Is your old one the same model type as one of the new ones? - I say that because Honda don't seem to have changed their UMK series whippers in 15 years.


Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:59 PM

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Hmm good find mate, not sure of the age of that link but I'll look into it. :)


Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:11 PM

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best whippy's l've ever owned


Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

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I've replaced the old gear with a lightweight Bushranger just over 4kg, and the bigger Mitsubishi that has a hedge trimmer attachment. I changed the original heads over to the fully commercial Gripske heads I've used for 19 years.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:26 PM

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Glad I gave this Bushranger a go, it's the most well balanced and lightweight brushcutter I've ever used. There is no vibration at all, only thing I dont like is the air filter housing could be more robust. Apparently it's the same company that makes the powerplant for Shindaiwa so you know it's Jap quality.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

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I've replaced the old gear with a lightweight Bushranger just over 4kg, and the bigger Mitsubishi that has a hedge trimmer attachment. I changed the original heads over to the fully commercial Gripske heads I've used for 19 years.

Looks like the larger one has a gearbox housing that will accept an EdgeIt Pro too if you ever decide to try one.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:58 PM




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