Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Interior Alaska
I think what some are claiming as a cheapening of Honda internal parts, is a lack of understanding what design changes take place when you go from an air-cooled 4stroke to a liquid-cooled 4stroke. There are larger tolerances in the air cooled, more expansion/contraction to deal with. The liquid cooled has tighter tolerances, less expansion/contraction. You donít need the mass, when dealing with a narrower temperature, operating range. Comparing the two engines is apples to oranges...
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