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Old 12-01-2010, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Pull start kick start?

Originally Posted by Russell View Post
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.
Here are some pictures of the starter.
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Last edited by Russell; 12-01-2010 at 06:04 PM.
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