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post #1 of 9 Old 08-30-2009, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I drive my machine 2 to 3 times a month (wish i could drive more). I always have to prime the carb to get it to start (it will start without primer but it takes alot of cranking).
I got tired of taking the the two seats off and removing the side panel to prime carb.
I drilled a hole in side panel (1.5 inches in dia.) and used a black plastic plug to cover it back up.
The plug comes off with a flat bladed screw driver which i then use to reach in and pump the primer.
After machine fires up i put plug back on and off i go..
Just thought i would share this with you guys who have carbs insted of efi.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-30-2009, 09:20 PM
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great mod... I have wanted to do this but haven't got around to it yet. Is it hard to see the primer in there when you get the screwdriver in there? I was going to put a zip tie through it with a big loop so I could easily hook the big loop.
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very easy to see primer, you need a 6 to 8 inch screwdriver to reach it.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 09:02 AM
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Take it a step further, tie a string on to the primer lever and attach it to the plug cap so when you pull out the plug and pull down it will stroke the primer.

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Thanks for that great mod, I have a little job to do now.

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glad i could help.
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MY brother made this little lever with a piece of coat hanger off the end of it. He mounted it inside the glove box and ran the coat hanger down to the primer lever. When he needs to prime it, he just open the glove box and uses the little lever. Works pretty well. I will be doing that soon to mine.

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Smart bunch of guys. Great ideas.

My solution. I changed my stock full side panels to the half panels on the earlier models. I think it helps with getting the hot air away from the cylinder.

Then I just reach in (blind) and find it by feel.

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