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Old 03-03-2009, 01:37 AM   #11
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A buddy of mine has one of these powered by 2 x 12 volt gel cells and it works very well . I ordered one , and plan on running 3 x 7.2 volt stick packs wired together . Lotsa power , but no need to prime the engine , it'll start .
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i here of so many people trying to start 4 stroke motors by pushing it through compression ,crazy crazy idea were do you get that idea from .prime the motor till it is wet .with glow off flip with throttle open a coupple of times CCW through compression ,then rotate prop CW until you touch compression ,close throttle ,set trim . glow on. then back the prop up 1/4 turn,then bounce prop CW or backwards off compression .it will start every time first flip.use a chicken stick .better yet get someone that uses 4 strokes to show you .i have had every 4 stroke motor ever made from single to 5 cyl .and never had one that took more than a coupple of light flips .even the manual on my motors warn damage if starters are used .the starter is actually more dangerous,because when the motor kicks back and no starter will stop that ,the starter will likely slip off into the spinning prop & and were is your wrist at that point scary .hope this helps Roger
Do whatever works for you. I have had the engine kick on my fingers just priming a new Saito 125 and it hurt like heck. There is no way I'd put my fingers near a prop with the glow on, back flipping or not.

I always run the prop through (by hand with the glow off) a couple of cycles making sure there is no hydraulic lock on the cylinder before using the electric starter. I always make sure I am well positioned so that IF the starter slips off the spinner, I don't loose my balance and run the starter, my hand or arm into a spinning prop. I'd rather wreck a prop or damage an engine than loose a finger, smash a hand or cut an artery from a spinning prop.

As I said, use whatever method you like, I won't judge.
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(i guess i should of high lit chicken stick)actually i have had 4 strokes start a number of times with no glow at all . " I use a chicken stick "(even to prime),dont use fingers unless you dont like them.LOL.I have also used starters & I have a nice gear reduction one ,worked best if you want it . found it would destroy the motor in verry short order ,but to each his own ,your money .
also (1)if a 4 stroke starts backwards the idle is to high (2)they are hard to start hot so let them cool before restart(3)prime them till the fuel is running out the exhaust ,then clear it before starting ,like my dady said if you want to know how to do something right find the guy haveing no problems and kindly ask him .my 2 cents Roger

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:41 AM   #14
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I posted in the wrong thread
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