hey guys. i stopped by MB in SLC yesterday to look into getting me a new motor. anyhow i talked with the sales manager and he recomended me to buy the 23 mini. i am all about keeping things light. i am used to longtails so the idea of the electic clutch didnt turn me on...however it did look nice. i am not really wanting to spend the money on the 35 hp motor. that is a bit more than my budget will allow. i was really impressed with the whole set up. he told me to go with the 23 hp motor over the 27 for the fact that they are really the same in the long run, plus you can modify the 23 where you cant on the 27. i was wondering if you modify the carb on the 23 what does that increase the hp to?? i run a 1648 rivited jon. i run mostly 2 guys and gear with a 3rd man evfery now and then. just wanted to throw this out to the masses and get your oppinion. on set up issues....not brand!!! PLEASE DO NOT TURN THIS INTO A BASHING THREAD!!!!!!!! i choose MB, they are local....so please keep this positive!!!!!