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Hello....
I am new to the forum and also a New Honda Mower Owner!!!

Decided to go with Honda because I didn't like the stuff that I was seeing.

Went to a Local Dealer who set it up for me and hang on to your hat.....Helped me.....thats right ..... Helped me get it into my truck! Service as I remember it should be.
Anyway I got the HRR216VYA, with the 3 plus 1 warranty, registering taken care right at the dealer. Gonna go and put it in the shed before the pollutants get at it!
 

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Awesome!! Congrats the new machine! I'm sure you're going to absolutely love it. Very nice choice.

It sounds like you did it right by purchasing at a dealer as well! Sometimes you might pay a bit more, but the service you get is better like you mentioned.

Keep us updated and again, congrats!! :)

P.S., We'd love to see pics if you want to show it off!
 

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Welcome to the Honda family! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, I think you're going be very happy with the mower the service you'll continue to get from your Honda dealer.
 

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Opfoto welcome to the forum and congrats on the Honda purchase, that is the last mower you will ever buy if you take care of it.
I too have a Honda for 15 years now and still runs first pull every time.
 

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As requested....sorry for the delay but I wanted to show the shine!!!!
 

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Oooo, you went all out and got the front suspension model.:p That'll be nice if your yard is sort of rough.:rolleyes:
 

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Looks like Robert Coats has been keeping details of one new model a secret from us. :eek:

Any service bulletins or tips we should know about on the one pictured Robert? :ROFL
 

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Used my honda for the 1st time...

Used my new honda for the 1st time today as it had been raining every other time I wanted to mow.
It was a easy first pull start.....but the engine seemed to surge a bit which I assume was the auto choke working. It warmed up quickly and the surging stopped.

I played with the drive control a bit before actually mowing because I wanted to get a feel for the rear wheel drive as all my mowers were front wheel drive and I didn't want to be front page news.

Then I proceeded to mow the lawn without engaging the blades. I grabbed the manual and proceeded to read it! Lo and behold....If you follow the described procedure the blades rotates as they should.

I love my Honda!!! Once I got it going properly it did a great job.

Is it typical for the engine to slow way down when I engage the blades or does it need some kind of adjustment?

I couldn't find anything in the manual. I know its new, less than 1 hour on it and is in need of a breakin period, but I don't want to neglect anything.

Thanks in advance
Marc
 

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How much difference in cut to you get with the HRX models vs the HRR? Both twin blade. How are the two blade systems different

How do the Honda motors react when putting in synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 10W30? I did that with my Lawnboy (B+S motor) after the 5 hour break in. At most every start up it would smoke for a minute or so. Switched back to B+S 30wt oil. It would sometimes smoke upon start up but it has gotten over that.
 

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Used my new honda for the 1st time today as it had been raining every other time I wanted to mow.
It was a easy first pull start.....but the engine seemed to surge a bit which I assume was the auto choke working. It warmed up quickly and the surging stopped.

I played with the drive control a bit before actually mowing because I wanted to get a feel for the rear wheel drive as all my mowers were front wheel drive and I didn't want to be front page news.

Then I proceeded to mow the lawn without engaging the blades. I grabbed the manual and proceeded to read it! Lo and behold....If you follow the described procedure the blades rotates as they should.

I love my Honda!!! Once I got it going properly it did a great job.

Is it typical for the engine to slow way down when I engage the blades or does it need some kind of adjustment?

I couldn't find anything in the manual. I know its new, less than 1 hour on it and is in need of a breakin period, but I don't want to neglect anything.

Thanks in advance
Marc
Seems pretty common when the blades are engaged for the engine to bog down. I have never run a Honda mower but I do remember riding mowers doing the same when engaging the blades.
 

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What works on my HRX217HXA is to let the engine really warm up before engaging the blades.

Start the engine normally, with the throttle in the CHOKE position. Then, as soon as it can run smoothly, move it to FAST and let it continue to run at least 2-3 minutes. Maybe a bit less if the outside air temperature is > 90° F.

Using this method, the engine never stalls when I engage the blades.

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Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.
 

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I experienced the same thing, except I expected the great service I got. I started shopping at this dealer in the '60's and have always been a steady but small customer; Stihl chainsaws, blowers and trimmers. I'm retired now and not as ambitious and eager to work-up a good sweat so last month I bought a John Deere X300 lawn tractor. As agile and maneuverable as the X300 is I needed something to trim around our numerous gardens and pond. I returned and talked to the same salesman (Mike) and bought an HRR216PKA - an exact match to my wants and needs.

This thing starts with one easy pull. Mike pushed the floor model outside and fetched a can of gas. I had looked, smelled and verified the gastank was empty before Mike put a quarter tank of gas in. New mower, just fueled-up for the first time, I gave it one easy pull and it immediately started. I was going to take that one right then and there. Mike had another one prepped for me and I took it home.

It has been a perfect companion to the John Deere, which also starts immediately.

Enjoy using your new tool.

~bullseye
 
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