a funny but true story

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by masterx1234, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    last summer when i was riding my bike with a bmp kit and a monsterscooterparts motor i noticed a very loud clanging sound and the smell of burning plastic, i immediately thought my motor was having a meltdown!, but i was wrong!, i noticed that when i pulled the pull string it didnt coil back in, so what i had to to was completely rebuild the pull start from what i had laying around, and heres how i did it, ok so everything in the pull start was pretty much ruined now, so what i did was took the coil out of my lawn mower and used it to replace the broken coil, and i used nails for the bars inside of it that grabbed on the motor, and it worked better than before!
     

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  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    so what does this have to do with the burning plastic smell?
     
  3. masterx1234

    masterx1234 Member

    it did, a small amount of plastic was melted in the pull start, but was usable
     
  4. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    soooooo, how you gonna cut the grass? :whistling:
     
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    hmmm, I didn't think there were any plastic parts inside the pull starters.
     
  6. shell shock

    shell shock Member

    with his law... oh.. i see what you did there!

    to op: i would not really on this as a permanent fix, more as a "until parts come in" fix. but kudos to you on your resourcefulness.
     
  7. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    my huasheng starter died. little wire pawls wore out n snapped...

    so replaced em with some hi tensile music wire :)

    then the actual case itself cracked for no apparent reason... at which point spring unwound, poo hit the proverbial and actual fan, so i ripped it off (cut it off with the first handsaw i found, being knock off time at work and in a rush...) pulled out the starter cord, and used just the string wound round the starter drum for two weeks while i waited for the replacement... yeah, courier decided theyd return it as undeliverable... hence 3 days became 2 weeks...
     
  8. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Hand start the mower as if it were an airplane! :jester:
     
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