Honda Powered Hus-ski

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fap67
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Honda Powered Hus-ski

Post by fap67 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Here are some pics of a 444 that I put a 13hp Honda engine in. It's not quite done, but close enough that I thought I would post a few pics.
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Post by Barrie2777 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:40 pm

It looks great Frank. The fact that It appears to be unaltered from original is a very desirable feature for me. Great work!!

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Post by fap67 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:03 pm

Thanks Barrie. Here is a pic of the dash. The website would only allow me 3 pics at a time.
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Post by fap67 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:48 pm

We got about an inch of snow today, so I took it for a couple hundred foot ride on my driveway. Here is a couple more pics of the completed machine.
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Post by huuksnatch » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:32 am

Looks great!!! Howd she run?
-Steve

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Post by husskifan » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:00 pm

THAT IS NICE ,IT IS HARD TO BEAT HONDA POWER WHAT A TEAM HUS-SKI AND HONDA GREAT JOB! WHAT IS THE MATERIAL YOU USED FOR THE CLEATS IS IT SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE? FRANK

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Post by fap67 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:22 pm

huuksnatch wrote:Looks great!!! Howd she run?
It ran good so far.
husskifan wrote:THAT IS NICE ,IT IS HARD TO BEAT HONDA POWER WHAT A TEAM HUS-SKI AND HONDA GREAT JOB! WHAT IS THE MATERIAL YOU USED FOR THE CLEATS IS IT SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE? FRANK
It is UHMW plastic, it is slightly flexible but the steel cleats on top stiffen it up. Kinda neat that it comes in yellow, I guess it was meant to be.

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Post by Cooter » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:31 pm

Looks awsome! Please keep us informed on how it works and any problems you have as I would be interested in repowering one next year

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Re: Honda Powered Hus-ski

Post by 444 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:23 pm

Looks Great!! What modifications did you have to do to make it work?

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Post by fap67 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:24 pm

444 wrote:Looks Great!! What modifications did you have to do to make it work?
Lots of modifications but the biggest was the jackshaft because the Hus-ski has the clutches on the right( but wrong!) side and every almost all other engines spin the opposite way of a Hus-ski engine so the clutches are now on the left side. For hood clearance I had to raise up the handlebar assembly almost a 1/2" which also raised up the hood. In the picture, the 4 tabs that the handlebars mount to are a little taller than the originals.

We just barely have enough snow to ride, yesterday and today I finally got to take it out for a good ride. I put on 27 miles today for a total of 42 miles for the winter. It seems to have a lot more power than my other one with the stock engine. It is very noticable going up hills. I had it going 26.5 MPH on a lake. I think the fastest that I ever got my other one going was for sure 23 MPH and maybe 24 MPH one time.
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