My PK80 came with a standard pull start. Personally I find it convenient to use. As we know the motor will also still start by putting the bike in motion. One year later the pull rope will not fully retract back into its housing. So I replaced the pull start with one from BGF that is listed as a heavy duty version. This one has a braided cable instead of rope, and has metal internal pieces instead of plastic. Also, the bell piece that mounts around the magneto is of a shape that did not interfere with any bolt heads, no clearance issues. As for know, I am pleased with it and I think that it is worth the price.