Well, after less than 1000 hours, a 6.5 Briggs died last week. Due to a governail failure, engine had run up to 4600 rpm, for few minutes, before I eard the engine overspeeding. I think I throw away my weedeater to run to the mower...Mower is only 3 years but was used as a back up. Now warranty is over and i need a complete short bloc. Very bad damage inside the engine due to a "flying" part. I think I've got the same problem few weeks after i bought it( engine overspeeding, but without damage). I never been happy with those Briggs (I have a another one too), a lot of vibration, Filter very expensive 20$ each, air and oil. Not as reliable than the suzuki. You need to remove a lot of part only to change the rope of the recoil. Could I expect something better from the kawasaki. Is it possible to fit an Honda engine on toro deck( zone start). Btw I run double blade on the second one and I don't want to go back to anything else. need to be zone start.