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PostSubject: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 2:27 pm

Im having a problem getting the speed i want from my 15.5hp brigs. Any suggestions. It seems slower than stock. Havent done anything to it yet so starting from beginning
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 3:11 pm

If the motor is running well, I'd check for belt slippage. We kinda need to know some info if ya want us to help you diagnose. Is the motor running right? does the belts make noise? Is it underpowered or just slow? Are they the stock tires? Gotta give to receive, in this case give us some info, and we'll give you some help
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 3:34 pm

The motor is running well. No belt slip. Stock everything. Just seems kinda slow. Ive adjusted the gov but cant get it just right. Just want more speed. Also seems like my throttle linkage doest move very much at all. Haven't adjusted any other screws.
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 3:58 pm

Try putting the throttle cable end in one of the holes closer to the pivot point... possibly someone put it in the wrong hole. (no jokes please!)
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 4:00 pm

How do i post pics on here
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 4:15 pm

I have a i/c platinum 15.5 ohv turbo cool. Everything Is in correct place on carb
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 5:19 pm

you could pulley swap for one
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 5:30 pm

I think step one here, is determining whether your expectations are realistic. Do keep in mind that these things aren't built for speed. Having a tachometer on hand would help you determining if the engine is developing full RPM. If it IS (and indeed under load) and your belt isn't slipping, well- that's it, really. Snail's pace and all. From there, it's upgrade city!
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 5:41 pm

True enough, HP and Rpm aren't the determining factor, final drive ratio is. If the tractor was built for pulling heavy implements, as some are, the top speed is gonna be limited... but you can reach top speed pulling a house.

You may also check to see if there is a Hi/Low setting on the tranny as well. Some tranny's have a lever to switch from a high final drive ratio to a low one
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 8:45 pm

Im not looking for racing speeds or anything like that. Just want a little more speed. And i dont know if it was built for towing or not. Got it 2nd hand for free. Haven't messed with pulleys yet. 6speed peerless. Craftsman mower but dont know what kind it was. All markings were removed before i got it. 15.5 on the motor.
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 8:47 pm

On average, these things tend to cap out at a mind-numbing 5mph. Slight speed increases can be had by installing larger rear tires, and tweaking the governor up a few hundred RPM. Past that, you'll be into regearing, via changing the pulleys.
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 8:50 pm

How do i adjust the governor. Ive been trying it but i don't think I'm doing it right
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 9:21 pm

I did the adjustment like it said and it ran the motor so high i had oil flying outof my open air filter.
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 9:36 pm

Did you happen to use a tachometer?
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PostSubject: Re: i cant seem to get good power   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2014, 10:14 pm

Dont have one
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PostSubject: more speed   i cant seem to get good  power Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2014, 1:42 am

I'd get a tachometer they are like $10 on ebay
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