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Anybody Make/have A Pull Start Adapter?


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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 08:57 PM

Today a family friend was over to help me get my speedex running. The engine that's on it is pull start and we were kicking around ideas of ways to get around a pull start. Whether its some kind of crank, attachment or anything else, has anybody ever done something like this?

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Can you mount a starter/generator on it?
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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:02 PM

I have converted several engines by mounting a large pulley in place of the pull start pulley and mounting a "starter/generator" on the engine.
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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:06 PM

I could put a starter generator on it, but I was thinking of something that you could use on one engine, then quickly and easily move to another engine.

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:12 PM

When we were racing Go-karts, we had a 12vt. starter that had a socket on it to fit the nut on our engines. Just stuck it on and hit the button to start, after it hit , pulled it off the nut.
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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:22 PM

When we were racing Go-karts, we had a 12vt. starter that had a socket on it to fit the nut on our engines. Just stuck it on and hit the button to start, after it hit , pulled it off the nut.


I like that idea! Maybe I can figure out something like that, looks like it can be a mini-project for tomorrow!

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:32 PM

You may want to make a foot for the starter to rest on. We were starting 5hp B&S and 100cc. 2 strokes. Not very much torque on those, but a big GT engine might flip the starter out of your hands or get you hurt. BE CAREFUL!!

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Did you just hold the starter in your hands? Or did it have handles? I was thinking of putting something to stick out about a foot or so on each side. Do you think one of those little snowblower starters would work? One of the ones with the outlet you put the extension cord on, that way I can just plug it in and its set to go other then the handles.

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:43 PM

Ours had a set of handles on it, but you will be spinning a lot bigger engine.

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Posted May 14, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Ok, thanks for the advice, I will make something to keep it stable.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 04:37 AM

I used to work for a guy that had an old Wisconsin motor he would start with a BIG electric drill. The drill was one of those 2 handed models and weighed probably 10 lbs. It was quite a handful, and took a big guy to handle it, but it worked.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 11:51 AM

we used to have a wards rider that dad used a drill to start. i remeber the drill weighted about as much as the rider did. I think the go cart starter would work good, but some older stuff has left hand threads and wont let you do it.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 12:43 PM

This engine has normal threads. We were unsure when we took the flywheel off.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 04:46 PM

I tried to make something today. I looked around for a few minutes for a way to attach the socket to the starter. I found one of those long connector nuts and ground one end into a square so it would fit a 1/2 drive socket.

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To attach the socket you simply put it over the square part and put a bolt into the long nut to hold it in place, like so.
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The long nut is bigger then the threads on the starter so I welded a normal nut to the end of it to screw onto the starter shaft.
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I bolted the starter to a long piece of metal off centered. One end sits on the ground, you hold the other end.
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Only problem, the starter is not strong enough. It normally spins the engine from the outside of the flywheel, I suppose it does not have the leverage to turn it over from the nut. Oh well, guess I will be pulling the rope! Lol.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Most motorcycle starters have a planetary gear reduction in them, but their shafts are kinda small for attaching anything to them. Reduction starters on cars have no way to attach anything to their shafts. Means a rope for you unless you or someone comes up with a better idea.




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