Re: Electric starter
Find your starter solinoid, short across the two big posts to see if the engine turns over. If it does you have a bad one. The starter is also a generator, it has 4 brushes, two for starting and two for making power to charge the battery. The armature could be bad or your brushes worn out. There not very good quality. We all take our starter housings off and just use the rope starter. The housing & magnets add a lot of weight and the magnets rob power from the engine.
You could run LED lights off the battery and charge the battery when they get low.
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