Good evening all - just wanted to give a quick update on the problem I was having with the 125 charging system. History: The charging system was pushing out too much voltage and not in a consistent manner. This seemed to be either overcharging or undercharging my battery; effectively killing it. So after I switched out the battery and VR last week with no change I gave up until today. Today I went out and cleaned all contacts on the VR and the Starter/Generator. While I was there I retested the resistance between the field and armature posts, and retested the charge circuit by putting a load onto it (it slowed down as expected). Then as a last resort I removed the S/G and pulled it apart to have a look inside. It didn't look all that dirty, but I gave it a good cleaning anyway and made sure everything looked okay. Put it all back together, started it up and viola! The charge is now a nice steady 14.65v on my cheapo-meter. Not sure what area fixed it, but I'm glad to have this little demon finally put to bed.
Now onto the next issue with this old beast...the brake pedal "sort of" pushes down, but does not engage the brakes, nor does it want to move the hydro lever at all. Could someone point me to a pictoral or good parts breakdown of what I should be looking at? I already checked the actual parts lookup diagram and it shows the linkages, but it does not show the parts installed. Would a service manual have this pic in it anywhere? Any help, as always, is appreciated. Thanks much,
ok I guess my post this morning did'nt go through. maybe it got moved i'll make this short & simple..I need to buy some parts to rebuild a k-241. Should I go with a kit off ebay made up with parts from stens&rotary or should I go ahead and put kohler oem parts back in. I've heard good and bad about those kits. The crank miced out good so i'm guessin the rods good also.Cylindar neds bored 10 over , Figure I'm gonna go ahead and put new valves in instead of having them refaced. What do you guys think. Also gonna change out the exhaust to put a stack on it. Still deciding which way I want to go about it,if I want to have it threaded in or bolt on. thanks
Kraig- Thanks for the info, and compliment. I've grown quite attatched to that little thing, can't wait to push snow with it in the winter!
Johnathan- It sounds like you are on the right path. It would depend on pricing for me, but if the Kohler kit is only a few extra dollars more, i would buy it. I haven't heard any bad about Kohler parts, in fact i just rebuilt a k241 carb with their kit. It runs like a champ. But, as i stated, price would be a big factor for me. Good Luck. Talk at you later. Bill
Bill...Well I wouldnt say kohler is just a lil more money, actually its a good bit more. Every once in a while i see nos kohler parts on ebay at a fair price , considering what a dealer wants. Soon as Iget the piston I'm goona take the block to the machine shop. I'm almost done getting it cleaned p the way I want it. I dont know how many hours I've spent with files takin all the burrs and casting flash off in between the fins. Now when you look at the block there smoothed out and the outter edge isnt rough. I know its not that big a deal,I'm not gonna gain anything from it and most of it will be covered up but it was somthing I decided to do. Also smoothin out the intake & exhaust ports. I'll have to get a few pics to post in here,I know we all like lookin at pics! lol Talk at ya later
If I recall correctly that same horn and mounting bracket appeared on the 06 and 56 (maybe even the 04) series tractors. They were mounted just behind the grill screen and in front of the radiator. The button looks very familiar also.