Originally Posted by john_the_great
Ordered a pullstart fer my china girl, i was super careful with it and made sure to get over compression before I would pull.... within in an hour of tuning my cns carb I pulled the starter and the center pulled right out of the almost 1/8 inch cheap aluminum, and then chewed all the teeth off the starter pawl. This got me looking at commerical pullstarters on chainsaws, weed-whackers etc. If someone could adapt one of those to a china girl they would be legendary. The BGF one was a waste of $20!!!!
If you come up with one, we will all be interested. Please post all info with pictures. The problem that you described(aluminum problem) is the firsrt I've heard of that. Did the center screw come out or did the spring assembly come apart. Could you post a few pictures. Yes I realize how cheap these starters are. When my first one failed(was able to repair it) I ordered a three pack for spare parts. I have had good luck but I do tend to baby it as I know how cheap they are.