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canman1976


Joined: Sep 26, 2013
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Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Original Message   Sep 30, 2013 2:27 pm
Hello I know this snowblower isn't available in the US but I was curious about it only having 250cc and being so heavy.Do you guys think it is powerful enough? live to hear from so Yammy owners:) Jamie.
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aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #1   Sep 30, 2013 3:51 pm
250cc seems small for a 28 inch path.  Even a Honda 928 has a 270cc.  What's up with that Yamaha???  Better trade up to a the largest engine you can.    Ariens has the Pro 28" model with a whopping 400 plus cc.  Everything is small compared to this bad boy.

Seriously though, I don't have a Yammy, I can't buy a new one in the US.  I do like the new Yamaha though.   Yamaha has been known to surprise people with modest engine size.  If you don't like your Yamaha, I'll trade you my 337cc snowblower.  :)  Hope you like red.
canman1976


Joined: Sep 26, 2013
Points: 7

Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #2   Sep 30, 2013 4:25 pm
Yeah it's odd for there flagship model? Must be something special with the engineering as it seems to throw snow a mile?
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #3   Sep 30, 2013 5:51 pm
canman1976 wrote:
 Must be something special with the engineering as it seems to throw snow a mile?

Yamaha has a special sauce which favors high exit velocity and tight stream.   Very fun to throw snow at least 35 feet away.  However, in most homeowner use, I rarely  have to exercise the full throwing distance, unless I want to take out windows, sidings, and cars.  :)  I did used it on occasion to put the snow from my sidewalk to the others side of the street.   The throwing distance comes in handy when there's a lot of snowfall and you have put the snow above a 6 foot tall berm across a 2 car wide driveway.
canman1976


Joined: Sep 26, 2013
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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #4   Oct 2, 2013 3:40 pm
Do the newer yamahas use gear reduction like the older ones did? Maybe this is why only a 250cc engine is used????
aa335


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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #5   Oct 19, 2013 4:03 pm
canman1976 wrote:
Do the newer yamahas use gear reduction like the older ones did? Maybe this is why only a 250cc engine is used????

Not sure what you mean, but all snowblower requires some kind of gear reduction to make the power coming the shaft usable power. 
canman1976


Joined: Sep 26, 2013
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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #6   Oct 19, 2013 5:45 pm
I remember reading an older post on here where somebody made reference to the older Yamahas and how the auger was driven of the cam shaft and they had lots of torque.
I'm no mechanic by any means I just assumed this was different than most blowers??
aa335


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Re: Yamaha ys 928j only 250cc?
Reply #7   Oct 19, 2013 6:00 pm
I don't know if the new Yamaha has the cam shaft output arrangement.  Seems like that is a specific engine for the purpose of a snowblower and would likely be expensive to produce since the production volume is low compared to a general purpose engine. 
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