Honda GS160

Honda GS160The Honda GS160 is a 160 cc, (9.8 cu·in) natural aspirated single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled internal combustion small gasoline engine with a horizontal shaft, manufactured by Honda Motor Company for general-purpose applications.

The cylinder bore is 64.0 mm (2.52 in) and the piston stroke is 50.0 mm (1.97 in). The compression ratio rating is 8.5:1.

The Honda GS160 engine produced 5.0 PS (3.7 kW; 5.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of maximum output power and 10.3 N·m (1.1 kg·m, 7.6 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm of peak torque.

The Honda GS160 features:

  • OHV design
  • Transistorized magneto ignition system
  • Horizontal type carburetor with butterfly valve
  • Centrifugal governor
  • Splash type lubrication system
  • Forced air cooling system
  • Recoil starter

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model GS160
Engine type 4-stroke, OHV, single-cylinder
Displacement 160 cm3, (9.76 cu·in)
Max. horsepower 5.0 PS (3.7 kW; 5.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque 10.3 N·m (1.1 kg·m, 7.6 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Air cleaner
Lubricating system Splash
Ignition system Transistorized magneto ignition
Fuel system Horizontal type carburetor with butterfly valve
Fuel consumption 230 g/HPh
Fuel tank capacity 2.0 L (0.53 US. gal. 0.44 Imp. gal.)
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting system Recoil starter
Stoping system Ignition primary circuit ground
Governor Centrifugal governor
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H) 337 x 369 x 343 mm (13.3 x 14.5 x 13.5 in)
Dry weight 13.6 kg (30 lbs)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Cylinder bore: 64.0 mm (2.52 in)
Piston stroke: 50.0 mm (1.97 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard): 64.000 mm (2.5197 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter (standard): 63.969 mm (2.5185 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2/1
Connecting rod big end diameter (standard): 26.020 mm (1.0244 in)
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard): 13.005 mm (0.512 in)
Side clearance (Top): 0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Side clearance (Second): 0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Side clearance (Oil): 0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Ring end gap (Top): 0.200-0.350 mm (0.0079-0.0138 in)
Ring end gap (Second): 0.300-0.450 mm (0.0118-0.0177 in)
Ring end gap (Oil): 0.150-0.350 mm (0.0059-0.0138 in)
Ring width (Top): 1.5 mm (0.0591 in)
Ring width (Second): 1.5 mm (0.0591 in)
Ring width (Oil): 2.5 mm (0.0984 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter: 27.993-25.393 mm (1.1021-0.9997 in)
Crankpin journal diameter: 25.980 mm (1.0228 in)
Crankshaft center distance: 25 mm (0.985 in)
Cylinder head
Valve arrangement: OHV
Valves: 2
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE): 5.480 mm (0.2157 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST): 5.440 mm (0.2142 in)
Valve spring free length (INTAKE): 34.0 mm (1.3386 in)
Valve spring free length (EXHAUST): 34.0 mm (1.3386 in)

Tightening torque

Tightening torque specs
Crankcase cover 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Connecting rod bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Valve adjusting lock nut 8 Nm; 0.8 kg·m; 5.8 ft·lb
Cylinder head cover bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Oil drain plug bolt 24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Flywheel nut 75 Nm; 7.6 kg·m; 55 ft·lb
Governor arm nut 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Muffler bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Recoil starter nut 8.5 Nm; 0.85 kg·m; 6.1 ft·lb
Fan cover stud bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Spark plug 20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14 ft·lb

Service Data

Engine
Maximum speed: 3,820±100 rpm
Idle speed: 1,450±150 rpm
Cylinder compression: 5.0 kg/cm2 (71 psi) at 600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.11-0.19 mm (0.0043-0.0075 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.16-0.24 mm (0.0063-0.0094 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Splash
Oil type: Honda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SE or SF)
Recommended oil: SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: 0.58 L (0.61 US. qt, 0.51 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Type: Transistorized magneto ignition
Spark plug: NGK BPR6ES
Spark plug gap: 0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)

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