Congratulations on the new Honda; you're gonna love it!
Nice Honda! :coolAs requested....sorry for the delay but I wanted to show the shine!!!!
I'll take the Fifth on that question, Senator.Any service bulletins or tips we should know about on the one pictured Robert? :ROFL
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.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