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Old 19-02-2012, 12:08   #1
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I am in process of trading a 6HP Merc and some cash for a Honda 20 HP. I have two kids who are a bit wild and want to tune the engine down so that it is not as fast. Can anyone recommend a way to do this?
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Old 19-02-2012, 12:41   #2
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Re: Govenor for an Outboard

Can't you just put a set screw on the throttle at the carb or controls? Or is it injected?
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Re: Govenor for an Outboard

The BF 20 is carburettor. The carb opens by cable from the twist grip.
Adjusting that will limit the throttle setting. Timing changes will then also be in sync.
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Re: Govenor for an Outboard

Genius, just loosen the cable. Ha! (Kids will figure out how to run it at full throttle pretty quick.)
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Re: Govenor for an Outboard

Thanks for the answers I will have a look when I complete the trade and see how adjusting the throttle works.
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Re: Govenor for an Outboard

On the carb linkage there may be a screw for this. Or fabricate a screw hole for this or fabricate some sort of stop.
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