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by tony brown
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How does a recoil starter work ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5168

Re: How does a recoil starter work ?

Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your help! All is revealed - the picture of what I thought of as the starter pulley cracked it. When turned upside down the "pulley" becomes a cup and the inside edge showed a lot of vertical score marks - from the flappy bits that emerge from the recoil mechanism ...
by tony brown
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How does a recoil starter work ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5168

Re: How does a recoil starter work ?

Hi Blokewithaboat! Thanks very much for your help : I have one with cdi ignition that is totally enclosed. Before dismantling the recoil worked fine and turned the flywheel as expected. When dismantling the main body of the recoil so that I could clean up the ignition system (not entirely necessary ...
by tony brown
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How does a recoil starter work ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5168

How does a recoil starter work ?

I have a 1979 EFPC 495CCO. After lots of TLC I have reassembled the complete recoil starter on top of the starter pulley unit on top of the flywheel. The recoil is fine (no spring broken or anything : it did not need to be dismantled) . I did give it's mechanism a squirt of WD 40. However, when I no...