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    Re: HR215KHXA - Oil Pan Leak GXV140

    Isn't that mower the Masters series? You sound like you're not thoroughly convinced that the oil leak is through the pan gasket. I had 3 oil leaks in my Master series HR215 - at 1) the upper...
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    Re: Honda HR214 Sputters and Dies

    As Romore suggests, it may be the ignition coil magneto that isn't working properly. I remember a few years ago somebody had the same problem, and it turned out to be the ignition coil magneto,...
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    Re: Honda HRC clogging problem

    A thought just came to mind - check to see that the blade(s) have not been installed upside down. Also, do you have the standard Honda dual mulching blade setup? Do you use the mulching plug when...
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    Re: Honda HRC clogging problem

    My son had a similar problem with his HR215 Masters. After adjusting the blade control cable to the owner's manual adjustment recommendations, the problem was solved. Another thing to check would...
  5. HR214/215 Uncommon Maintenance Upgrades

    There are 4 items which I will discuss in this thread: 1) painting, 2) front deck bumper, 3) handlebar support kit, & 4) Plastic wheel reinforcement.

    The HR215K1 Masters is the mower which the 4...
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    Walk behind Re: Restoration HR215 SXA

    Thanks for the compliment.
    I like the new sealed bearings on the wheel adjuster arm. A few years ago I picked up (for $5) 2-boxes of HR214SX parts from an owner who gave up on a project he never...
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    Walk behind Re: Restoration HR215 SXA

    First of all, I checked and I used 3/4" pipe coupling and not 1" as I previously thought.
    The following is a part of the text of a new thread I'm working on and hopefully will post soon. The plastic...
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    Walk behind Re: Restoration HR215 SXA

    Very interesting, because I fixed up an HRC215 SXA last year. When I bought it, it appeared like it was never in commercial use, and it came with grass bag and mulching plug and the mulching blades...
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    Re: GXV140 Overheating

    I was just reading this thread and thought my experience 2 or 3 years ago might be helpful to someone:
    My golfing buddy's 25-yr old Toro walk-behind mower started exhibiting the same symptoms as...
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    Walk behind Re: Restoration HR215 SXA

    Great restoration job, but why wasn't the original Honda color used, which I believe is Gently Silver Metallic (NH192M)?
  11. Re: HR 215 BL - Is it "commercial" or not?

    I've got a couple of HR215's (one is a Masters) and noticed the handlebar height of one was 1"-2" higher than the other. I went to the owner's manual and found the section on handlebar height...
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    Re: Honda GCV160 Mower "kickback" when starting

    I picked up a used HR215 with the same kick-back problem. I found the valves to be out of adjustment, and re-setting the valves to the proper gap solved this problem.
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    Mower deck Re: HRA215SX Paint??

    About 8-months or so ago, I bought a rattle can of that very color (08707-HN192M) for touching up my HR215. I bought it from boats.net. This is the online site that I have found to be the best (and...
  14. Re: honda gxv 140 Serial # mzba.6012146 sxc

    Some of the HR214 engine gaskets have the same part # as for the HR215. Go to https://peparts.honda.com/powerequipment#/browse to get part #'s and then go to boats.net to get prices (and order)...
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    Re: Leaking carburetors on old HR214SX mowers

    Wouldn't shutting off the fuel valve after every use stop the leaking?
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    Why an HR215K1 Masters Series ???

    I have noticed that people on lawnmower forums seem to covet the HR215 Masters series mower over the previous HR215 model. I believe the Masters was the last of the non-commercial HR series, so you...
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    Re: HR 214 stalls when engaging blade

    It's good to hear that the problem is solved, and what the cause was. I'll file this info away for future reference. Good work.
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    Mulching Re: Honda HR214 Mulching

    If someone can make a mulching plug (that actually works well) for the HR series Honda mowers, I would like him to start a new thread showing the design.
    I doubt that Honda would sell a mulching...
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    Price Check Re: HR 214SX pricing?

    In my opinion:
    I'd say $125 for the selling price if the bag is included, and add $50 if it has mulching blades and plug. I bought an HRC215K1 SXA (which is 10-15 years newer and is a much more...
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    Re: HRC216 blade confusion??

    Part # 06725-VA3-S00 is Honda's mulching blade kit and is available from Boats.net for $14.72, and fits the following models: HR214, HR215, HRC215, HRC216, and others. It contains the mulching blade...
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    Mulching Re: Honda HR214 Mulching

    In addition to needing the mulching plug (which, by-the-way is no longer available, so you must buy one on the used market), you will need the mulching kit, which includes 1) a new blade that you...
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    Re: HR215 blade choice?

    My son has an HR215K1 SX masters series, and I have an HR215 SX, and last year I installed the mulching blade setup onto both of them. Only the Masters series had the mulching plug installed and I...
  23. Re: HRB215 K4 SXA - GVX140: Oil Leak from top of engine making a mess...

    Last year I had an oil leak on an HR215 because of a bad upper engine crankshaft seal on a GX140 engine. The seal was difficult to remove because it moved downward into the engine and was actually...
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    Re: Honda HRC216 Rear tire reattachment

    MowDidley,
    I like your method for changing tires by using a bolt through the wheel and then mounting it in a vice - this stabilizes the wheel when prying the tire off or on. I'll be sure to do the...
  25. Re: Honda HR215 SX Lawnmower Engine GXV140 on HR215K1SXA

    Why would sending a private message to Robert be recommended? I think that any discussion of this question should be on the open forum so everybody can read it and learn from it.
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    Re: Honda HRC216 Rear tire reattachment

    Those tires are difficult to remove & replace, so I'm very surprised that one came off by itself.

    I replaced a tire on an HR215 wheel last year (possibly the same wheel as on your HRC216). Put...
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    Repairs Re: hr215 SXA masters transmission

    In late 2016 I bought 2-HR215 SX's on CL near the end of the mowing season. The $40 HR215 had a motivated seller and it looked like hell, but it ran very well and had a small hole in the deck, which...
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    Re: Oil leak on GXV140

    My HR215 Masters also had an oil leak. It leaked in 2-places: 1) at the lower oil filler tube o-ring, and 2) at the upper crankshaft engine oil seal. Replacing both of these solved the oil leaking...
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    Re: HR215SXA Transmission Question

    I removed the trans from my recently obtained used HR215SXA to install a new trans clutch cable and thought about changing the trans oil while the trans was off of the mower. I removed a bolt which...
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    Re: HR214 Mulching blade(s)

    Dear Honda Tech,


    The mulch kit # at boats.net for the HR215K1 is 06725-VA3-S00. I recently purchased and installed this kit on my HR215K1 and it works fine, but I also compared the kit to my...
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    Re: HR214 Mulching blade(s)

    I recently purchased a mulching kit (Honda part # 06725-VA3-S00) from boats.net for $14.72. This was for my HR215K1 mower. The kit contains the upper mulching blade, a spacer, 2-10x25mm blade...
  32. Re: After overhauling GX140 completely, won't start

    After reading this entire thread, I have one comment to make:
    I believe that some time ago I read that Honda lawnmower engines' spark plugs fire on both the power and exhaust strokes.
  33. Repairs Re: Honda HRB216 Mower - Help diagnosing new sound

    I didn't mention it in my previous reply, but I also removed, cleaned off, painted and reinstalled the scroll guide, when I cleaned the caked on dirt off the underside of the deck from my HR215. I...
  34. Repairs Re: Honda HRB216 Mower - Help diagnosing new sound

    I had the same experience with an HR215 SX that I bought (used) last Fall. It made the same noise you described, and only when idling with the clutch not engaged, when I used it a few times last...
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    Re: Mower history request

    I bought my HR214 SXA from a Honda dealer in Spring of 1985. It's SER. NO. 1089778 if that's any help.
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    Re: Honda Plastic Wheel Cracks

    I have both HR214 & HR215 parts machines (and I think they have the same wheels), so I'm well stocked with spares in case my cracked wheel fails. Actually, I think some of those spares are similarly...
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    Honda Plastic Wheel Cracks

    I've got a (new to me) Honda HR215 MASTERS series self prop. mower which I'm cleaning up, and found some cracks in one of the rear plastic wheels (see pic). I've seen similar wheel cracks in other...
  38. Re: Considering replacing 1995 Master Series HR215K1XSA with HRX217VYA - your thought

    I have never mulched before, but I would think that grass that's a bit tall and wet would cause problems when mulching, so why don't you just pull out the mulch plug and use the bag under those...
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    Re: HR214 Vibration

    I bought (pretty cheap) an HR215 SX last fall and noticed the same vibration as mentioned above when the clutch isn't engaged, which disappears when the clutch is engaged and the blade turns. The...
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    new member here

    My son just bought a new house with a huge yard, and a John Deere rider mower came with it. I am the chief mechanic, maintenance man, and part time operator of this mower, so I joined this forum...
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