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Old 03-16-2014, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Pull starting a chinagirl

I used a pullstarter for a while on my first build, it came with a steel cable instead of a nylon cord in it, the cable failed quickly so I replaced it with a piece of heavy duty small diameter rope and that solved the problem, never broke on me again, one thing that will make the pullstarter hold up better along with putting a heavy duty pull rope in like is used in chain saws and such is the technic used to pull start the engine, you should never jerk the pull starter but instead slowly pull until you fell it up on compression and then with a smooth motion pull rope to spin engine over, a hard jerk can not only break the rope but also break the small metal dawgs that engage to lock pullstarter to the engine well its pulled....

This was my experience with them and I think if they're handled right and they have a good quality rope in them they will hold up pretty good.

I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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