Cool, first thread. I'll seize the opportunity to post something thoughtful... Is the genuine gx200 flywheel a safe replacement for the clones shoddy flywheels? Last time i was on nr racings website, they were offering it a an option on their motors... opinions?
All I can say is that I have only seen one magnet come off and it was tampered with. I have not seen a flywheel come apart ever! That does not say that they are safe it just tells you one man's experience only???
We raced GX160 and 200's 15 years at it, never saw a Honda fw failure or magnet come off, did see coils drop int fw. We reved them far past 5800 on the track and the dyno never worried about them in the least.
The GX160s and GX200s (and GX120s) do not have any problems with the flywheels. They have been raced in ASN, QMA/USAC, and various classes overseas for over 20 years. We have been supplying and building Hondas for 18 years and have not seen one DOCUMENTED failure of a stock flywheel that failed under normal racing conditions (i.e. <7000 rpm).
Although, a billet flywheel is the best choice, a Honda flywheel is an economical and safe replacement on a stock clone.
Hey...just saying what happened first hand!
Maybe they were old flywheels, but it happened...gx160, gx200 cast flywheels.
We raced both the gx160 and gx200 at the track...
One day on the dyno had them fly off.
Well Yakattack you have skewed the statistics on Honda flywheels, your statements indicate on the dyno in one day you had 2 Honda GX160 and 2 GX200 flywheel magnets fly right off. That I think would be worse than anybody here could claim including all of the clone builders. If that had occured to me I would have cleaned the mess in my pants and moved on to checkers as a sport.
Sorry about misleading...in our years of racing and on the dyno...we have had honda flywheel magnets come off in both the gx160 and 200....also have had the clones.
Heck we had raced 2 gx160's for over 5 years and never had a problem then that one day it happened.
Then yet again a while later on the dyno, then yet again on the gx200's same thing.
Just addressing the OP that it can happen even with Honda FW's.