If this motor has a rev limiter, then what's the reason for the govener ?
I like the feel of a lawn tractor or go cart throttle, this cart has a odd spongy throttle.
I don't need more speed or risk tossing a rod, just a more direct connection to the carb would be nice.
The reason for both is you don't want to be hitting the rev limiter all the time. Even with the governor adjusted at it's stock setting in certain conditions like going downhill at full throttle it's possible for rev limiter to kick in. The best bet is to set the governor until the engine is just hitting the rev limiter at wide open throttle on level ground than back off on the adjustment a little. After that if the rev limiter ever kicks in just let off the throttle a little.
Yeah I know this motor especially doesn't like higher RPMs like some others, even the ol B&S 5hp can go a bit higher than this one.
I just can't stand how it slows me down, let off the throttle and back on and it gets back up to speed again.
But that's just me.