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Rick, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.
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I have a Flymo XL 500 with a Honda engine, fantastic machine

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I have a Flymo XL 500 with a Honda engine, fantastic machine but always covers me in grass cuttings from head to foot. Is there a way to reduce the power of the lift to reduce this problem. I have the two wheel frame fitted.
I hope you can help. Regards, Keith
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Have you tried slowing the engine rpm? The spring tension on the governor at the carburetor linkage has to be slacked off, usually by bending the bracket the spring is attached to.