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Old 06-27-2006, 09:51 AM   #31
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I don't know, my reading up on it says that the four strokes were nearly impossible to pull over due to the high compression, but then again, he was pulling over a Yamaha!
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:28 AM   #32
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Can I use a ratchet strap also?
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:32 AM   #33
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (kodiak956 @ Jan 12 2009, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Can I use a ratchet strap also?[/b]
It would work I guess, as long as it released fast enough once the engine started.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:18 PM   #34
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Back in the day I was at a race where you had to shut the sled down completely before each drag. My recoil broke on the line and I opened the hood and grabbed the primary gave it a flip with my hand and she fired right up. It works on a warm motor but you'd better have fast hands. This should be one of those don't try this at home items, but it works.......


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Old 02-04-2009, 10:56 PM   #35
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I remember when I first got on this site back in Dec. and read this thread, shortly after I headed up to Eagle River with some buddies, one of the guy I ride with with has a Skidont with a electric start, well the gear for the starter exploded, but not to worry cuz he still has his pull start, well the recoil broke about a half an hour later. Stuck on the trail dropping a bunch of f-bombs and me cracking up I remembered this post, I grabed another buddies tow rope wrapped it around his clutch, made a t handle out of a stick and sure ship it worked great.
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Yup, strap works okay just pull quick. Don't have enough guts to use my hand. As mentioned before, soaking it in Wesson oil for 2 days does the trick. Still on the last OEM from a couple years ago.
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The first thread asks about pull staring a 4 stroke, this can't be done on four strokes. They all have electric start because the compression is to high to pull over by hand.
I have tried pulling over my 1100 4 stroke with a strap, and was only successful when the engine was warm. Pretty much impossible when the engine is cold.
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