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Old 11-28-2010, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Pull start kick start?

Originally Posted by weegenc View Post
I have never seen a pull start so I have no idea if this would work but if you added a retractable starter, like add a foot petal to the rope could it work in theory?
I have built a pullstart/kick start setup. Due to the cold weather, I haven't actually tried starting the engine. It does at least crank, but only about one revolution per kick. I was supprised how much foot force it required. Perhaps a longer lever would help but don't want to do that unless I have too.

Oh yes before even starting this project I had to do some upgrading on the weak basic pull starter offered for these HT engines.
1. Replaced plastic pawl with a steel pawl
2. Replaced the pull start post with a steel post and steel backer plate.

Last edited by Russell; 11-28-2010 at 07:01 PM.
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