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Old 12-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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I was just wondering which direction the wands one way bearing works. I have a RCV engine and the starting socket needs to rotate clockwise. My problem is when the engine fires it knocks the bolt loose and un-threads and falls out. A clutched clockwise wand would work just fine, any ideas? thanks
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Re: starting wand

Off the top of my head I can't remember which way a one way bearing spins to turn over the engine. If your starting bolt is being loosened when you start the engine you have the throttle open to much. These engines like as little as throttle possible to start. 1/8 or less. I too have wondered if a one way bearing would be a better idea.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: starting wand

this might be stupid but is there any way you could rotate the one way bearing in the wand 180 ?
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Re: starting wand

I don't know if it was you I had addressed about this in an earlier thread but you don't need to use the starter as you're asking.

Hand flipping is all that's needed to get the RCV going. Especially if that adapter slips off and you "kinda" lose control while pushing down on your starter.
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