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PostSubject: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 12:20 pm

Hey guys, it's been a long time since I posted on here, I came across a modification that could help countless people avoid dealing with a bunch of electrical issues, or expensive batteries. It's pretty simple to do, it takes less than an hour to do, and you probably already have the parts to do it. I plan on doing this to all of my off road tractors as a failsafe, or back-up means of getting it started.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 12:32 pm

My motor had a setup like that from the factory except the starter/generator was a belt to the motor so you just remove the belt and wham. pull start. Wat too much compression for it to actually be useful though.

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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 12:56 pm

that is pretty much where I got the idea.
it's too bad they don't do this anymore on lawn mowers.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Technically, you could do away with the battery wiring,solenoids, and starter. more space to add something else, or cut a few lbs. Ive seenpull starts on a few videos on YT, but this is a clear cut How to video.

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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 1:35 pm

Good idea, but do you think this could be done to a b&s 20hp v-twin?
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 1:38 pm

you can make it, and if it doesnt work, then you havent altered anything to the point it cant be returned to stock..except the spare pulley..

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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 1:41 pm

Yeah,ill give it a try and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 2:09 pm

Ooooh, I needed this. Was gonna try to rig up a recoil but seeing this and knowing I have a few extra decks I should be able to do this easily.

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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 2:52 pm

Junkstar raises two very good points, by dropping the battery, wiring and starter you probably save yourself around 30 to 40 pounds, which is a lot when you're sinking in mud. The other point being that nothing is altered so you can always return it back to original condition. I am going to try to straighten mine a little bit the next time I'm out there messing around with it; it doesn't look like it'll take much. and you want to know a truly ironic thing? this is the only mower that has an actual working battery on it. Every other riding mower I have has got a dead battery..... I guess that's pretty sad. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 2:59 pm

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Junkstar raises two very good points, by dropping the battery, wiring and starter you probably save yourself around 30 to 40 pounds, which is a lot when you're sinking in mud. The other point being that nothing is altered so you can always return it back to original condition. I am going to try to straighten mine a little bit the next time I'm out there messing around with it; it doesn't look like it'll take much. and you want to know a truly ironic thing? this is the only mower that has an actual working battery on it. Every other riding mower I have has got a dead battery..... I guess that's pretty sad. Hahaha

Dont worry, I only have 1 good working battery too. I need to bring my other one to NAPA and swap it.

Your pulley didnt look too off center though. At least not in the video. It looked a tiny bit bent though.

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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 6:20 pm

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Dont worry, I only have 1 good working battery too. I need to bring my other one to NAPA and swap it.

Don't tell Chopperhed but I'm using a 33 amp sealed lead battery for mine because i don't have a proper battery. Not the best of ideas but it works.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 6:37 pm

Don't tell me WHAT?

No skin off my nose if you want to run a tiny battery.



However, scrounging can be very benificial at times.

I scrounged the batteries I have in my Fords.
One was pulled from a car when 1 cell came up weak. Plenty strong for a GT.
plus half a dozen others.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 7:05 pm

@Chopperhed wrote:
Don't tell me WHAT?

No skin off my nose if you want to run a tiny battery.



However, scrounging can be very benificial at times.

I scrounged the batteries I have in my Fords.
One was pulled from a car when 1 cell came up weak. Plenty strong for a GT.
plus half a dozen others.

lol, I mean don't tell you about the fact I'm using the wrong type of battery on my tractor.
You being the one posting the battery safety topic Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 7:12 pm

Battery safety is a different subject.

I use sealed gel cell batteries because they are waterproof, and don't vent hydrogen. Very handy in a marine or snow situation.

It has nothing to do with size or anything else.

I have model aircraft that use LiPo batteries. They will pop and burn if over charged or over disharged.

Proper procedures means I don't have to worry about them burning the house down.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeThu Mar 07, 2013 11:35 am

ive got a opposed twin im working on and i used a pulley from a transaxle and a couple spacers with longer bolts its in my latest vid its not a permanent thing but it works
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PostSubject: Re: How to Build a Pull Start!   How to Build a Pull Start! Icon_minitimeThu Sep 11, 2014 8:21 pm

I've got a 19hp opposed twin that's been using a setup like this for years, it still my primary and only way of starting the rig! works like a charm haha Very Happy
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