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How To adjust RPM on Honda GCV190?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by magbarn, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. magbarn

    magbarn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I have a HRX217HXA with BBC that I use for my smaller accounts and it's been running a little slow. I tached it yesterday at only 3100 with the blade engaged. I maxed out the throttle cable so it's to the point of almost getting the choke to engage so it's not a cable issue. The rpms are also within 50 regardless if the blade is engaged or not so the governor is doing it's job. I heard there's a screw on the carb that I can use to adjust the top speed. Where do I find it? Thanks! I would like to take it to a "safe" rpm of at least 3300-3400.
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,024

    That model should be running at a max speed of 2950-3100 RPM. No adjustment needed.
  3. magbarn

    magbarn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Darn I want a little more blade speed. I guess I'll kill it faster if I run it higher.
  4. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 844

    You can adjust the governor spring for more revs (not recommended) as it becomes a 'screamer' (had an old girlfriend like that) :confused:

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