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Old 10-08-2012, 06:33 PM
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I'm going to have to buy new handhelds all the way across the board. I've never had any handhelds gain 50% more power after I started using them. Looks like I need to head to the nearest Kawi dealer and buy all new equipment. Thanks for the heads up.
i think i over exaggerated that. they get a little bit more power once they are broken in.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:24 PM
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i think i over exaggerated that. they get a little bit more power once they are broken in.
Say WHAT? I done went out and bought all new Kawi stuff.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 PM
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Say WHAT? I done went out and bought all new Kawi stuff.
OMG me too. In fact I have them all running with zip ties on the throttles to break them in quicker as I type this!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:14 PM
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Ive had the HRB 750A for around 3 years now. PROS: Yes, love the power from a pretty lightweight backpack. CONS: not as heavy duty as something like a redmax (yes I have both)... AND wait till you need to replace a part on these kawi backpacks. The prices on these parts are rediculous. Im not replacing anthing else on mine, Im going to run it till it needs new straps (already on 2nd set and have already duct taped these) then sell it for parts or throw away. Broke recoil spring, $90 to replace the recoil spring and housing, new straps about $90... etc. Stuff that is going to wear out is about 2x the cost of replacements on the redmax.
I believe somebody might done ripped you off.

Starter 49088-2556

http://tewarehouse.com/490882556

http://www.norfolkpower.com/pages/Oe...99907-27660081

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http://www.norfolkpower.com/pages/Oe...99907-27660121

http://tewarehouse.com/92072W005
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 PM
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He may have been off on the starter assembly price going by your links, but he was darn close on the shoulder straps, since most likely he was talking about replacing them both at the same time (which most guys do), and according to your links, they'd be just a hair under $90 for two.

Still, none of that would stop me from buying one if it fit me well. Especially for the price right now with the $50 mail in rebate.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:07 AM
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I do believe the two straps are one piece. They mount as one piece at the top. Take a look at the diagram in the norfolk power link.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:09 AM
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I do believe the two straps are one piece. They mount as one piece at the top.
Well, if that's the case, then the parts are a lot cheaper than he was told. That also makes me want one more now than I already did. I really have to get a grip on this BP fascination I have. LOL
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:18 AM
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I've had two of them in the past 4 years. One with the hip throttle, one with the tube throttle. While they are not quite as powerful as the Redmax EBZ7001 that I had or the old relic Shindaiwa EB630, it's not a huge difference. It uses more fuel than the Redmax did, but is lighter.

First one got stolen when it was just over a year old, and the current one I have had for 2 years and 3 months. It will need the strap replaced pretty soon, and the back pad needs to be replaced. Other than that, it's been pretty much trouble free.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:33 AM
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I'm kinda surprised to hear that just going by the specs listed for the 7001 vs the 750. I know they don't always paint an accurate picture, but the specs say the 750 should be noticeably stronger than the 7001, and I'm talking about the specs at the tube end, not the housing.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:41 AM
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I'm kinda surprised to hear that just going by the specs listed for the 7001 vs the 750. I know they don't always paint an accurate picture, but the specs say the 750 should be noticeably stronger than the 7001, and I'm talking about the specs at the tube end, not the housing.
Sounds like you're gonna have to buy one and find out for yourself.
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