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Old 07-26-2010, 12:20 PM
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Hustler Sport with Honda? Do the ALL surge??

Serious question folks. I up and made a decision to go with the Hustler Sport 42" with the Honda. Took it to the parking lot for a ride and was extremely disappointed. At anywhere from idol to full throttle the motor surged badly. If the PTO is engaged it was better but still there. I am not talking about a little surge I am guessing north of a 1000 rpm's. You could not drive it very far without back pain, difficult loading on a trailer and just plain sounded terrible. The kicker is the dealer has 4 of these and we ran them all. Same thing! Is this something that will fix itself or is that the nature of the beast. Salesman says he thinks it's just bad gas from them sitting. I expected the Honda to just purr like a kitten, should it???? I want it for my half acre lot and maybe my kids a few times a year. They do have one with a Briggs but I really wanted the Honda.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:17 PM
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dunk50,

I have a Hustler Sport 42 with a Briggs and love it. I would post your question to PJ on the Hustler part of this site. Also, I would ask the dealer to drain and replace the gas with fresh to see if that does solve the problem. Hope this helps

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:01 PM
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Mine does it very badly when cold. Runs fine at WOT and idles pretty decent when warmed up but she doesnt like to be cold.

My experience. I'd run up to the dealer but my truck is in the shop so cant pull a trailer....
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:36 PM
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mine surges a bit right at first start but not 1000RPM worth, maybe 100-200. when the engine is cold. I run it at WOT for about a minute, then start mowing.

After that if I run it at idle it just purs like a kitten.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:51 PM
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Probably cold and not to mention it is a new engine. I think Hustler recommends that you change the oil after the first 5 hours?
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:18 AM
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I also have the Briggs (45 hrs.) and have had no problems at all. Runs great and smooth.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:42 PM
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Congrats dunk i hope u enjoy ur new mower
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:45 AM
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I feel like u Dunk why does a brand new carb need replaced The paint is just poor quality control imo Good luck
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:55 AM
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I feel like u Dunk why does a brand new carb need replaced The paint is just poor quality control imo Good luck
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Dunk Since its been only a few weeks since u purchased it I would make them replace it or return ur money
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:18 PM
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Run

I have had an experience like that with a car I bought new from a local dealer. Promises were made that they would get it right, but never ever did. This was before lemon laws so I was stuck with the thing. If you can get your $ back, by all means let them have the thing back.You paid a lot of $ for a new mower and dont need the hassle. IMHO, get a Bad Boy or SCAG Freedom.
I really think everone is overly wary of the Briggs ELS. The new air filter fixes the problem and the motor is very smooth and powerful. Having come off of a less than satisfactory experience with a Kohler Command, I am very happy with the Briggs and feel that it will probably last as long as I care to keep the mower.
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