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Old 11-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Black_Moons Black_Moons is offline
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Default Pull start + rain = bad day.

Hi, Just had my bike start intermitantly dying in the rain today, Turns out I had a 1/4 cup of water under my magneto cover.. The pull start hole let it in.

I highly recommend anyone using a pull start in bad weather to try and either weatherproof the pull cord when its fully retracted, or drill a drain in the bottom of the pull start cover -_-;

PS: My pull start spool broke in 2 weeks and I can't even use it anymore. I think im going back to the stock starting method of dumping the clutch at speed.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: Pull start + rain = bad day.

dang, that sux, your's is just another bad story to add to the heap about pull starts dying... But hey, there are centri clutches that can be bump started. d'oh, I forget where I saw that, it was definately a members bike, so sorry I forget who though.

Know what I mean guys? I'll keep looking... it is possible though. Its in my pile of bookmarks somewhere, but there's like 200 links in there now, lol.

edit- found the thread where I saw the 'spring' centri
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