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Old 03-06-2010, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: Pull Start for 80cc chinese engine

The pawl.....never would have guessed the name of that!

Mine broke, but it wasn't from not having the clutched thoroughly just decided it had enough life and went Kapluwee!

I made a copy of it using two large washers, held together with two pin-type things I got off an old chainsaw, and ground down the washers to the replica plastic one. I suppose if someone had a welder, it'd be a better way to make one, but I don't. I just laid the plastic pawl on the washer, traced it, and ground it. I drilled a hole for each pin and pounded them in and ground those where I needed them. That thing will last longer than the bike, I bet!

I think pvc would work pretty good too. What did you use for the pins? Maybe plastic rod just glued in? That would work.
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