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Cheers for that Mathieu and EPR!

Profile pic now uploaded (of my normal bike) - will change it to the pocketbike when it's not in pieces!
 

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Ok, first issue I'm having with it, is that the screw holding in the pawl (cog) and washers, etc, keeps coming out.

Having taken it off, it seems to be that the bolt is turning with the pawl (meaning after a few pulls, it's coming loose and coming out).

Two part question about this:
- Would some blue locktite be the answer to the bolt coming loose?
- What's the correct order of the spring/washers/etc... for putting the pawl back together? (as I'm worried I'm not putting it back in right, which isn't helping the loose bolt issue).
I've worked out that the bolt is obviously last with the large washer immediately before it, however I'm at a loss as to which end the plastic boot (if that's what it's called?) goes of the spring, and again which end of the spring the smaller washer is meant to go?

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Loctite will do fine.... I only have 1 washer in my pullstart, but you can do washer first, then plastic piece inside the pawl, spring inside plastic piece inside the pawl, washer and hex bolt.
 

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That's looks right, been so long since I had one apart. Never had that bolt come loose before, but I have ripped the whole unit off before and left a hole in the case. Wait till the rope breaks,lol.
 

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That's looks right, been so long since I had one apart. Never had that bolt come loose before, but I have ripped the whole unit off before and left a hole in the case. Wait till the rope breaks,lol.
I had an equivalent of that already... while taking the pawl out, I accidentally put the casing down upside down, and the lower section (containing the spring) came out, with the spring coming out!
Found a youtube guide to sort it that was the equivalent of replacing the rope after it had snapped :p
 

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I prefer loctite red even green but blue will do....Get a new screw too...its apparent the threads are too worn to torque tighten............Good luck

 

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I had an equivalent of that already... while taking the pawl out, I accidentally put the casing down upside down, and the lower section (containing the spring) came out, with the spring coming out!
Found a youtube guide to sort it that was the equivalent of replacing the rope after it had snapped :p
To replace the rope you shouldnt need to have to remove anything other than the pullstarter housing from the engine and the pullhandle from the old rope if it cant be reused........

You need a piece of pullrope 30-36 inches long............I use light gauge plastic coated scooter pullwire which is more resilient and stronger........

Take a lighter and burn the end of the pullrope and before it cools give it a sharpened end by rolling it on the benchtop with gloves on

You wind the thimble and spring up about 7-8 turns while still in the pullstarter housing...

line the rope hole in the thimble with the aluminum case pull rope hole,,

thread the rope through to the pullstarter rope hole in the housing to the hole in the rope thimble,,

push the pullrope through the thimble hole ,,,

tie a knot and let the cord wind up til theres enough rope then add the pull handle....it usually takes me 15-20 mins to replace a pullrope and thats with removing and reinstalling the pullstarter housing from/onto the engine....
 
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