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Old 03 September 2019, 02:29   #1
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Electric to pull start

Hello,

Is it easy to convert a 50HP Yamaha autolube from E-start tp pull start?
What parts have to be swapped?
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Old 03 September 2019, 05:03   #2
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Depends which motor, there's 2 types. Twin or triple?

In any case, it should be as easy as change the cowling to a pullstart one and bolt the recoil and associated bits on to the flywheel. No need to remove the electric start.
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Am I the only one who is wondering WHY!
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Am I the only one who is wondering WHY!
If its a zap cat or full inflatable, rope start is the norm or the guy doesnt want to mess on with batteries or he wants redundancy as nos4r2 already said the starter can probably stay too. Best of both worlds
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Am I the only one who is wondering WHY!
Because i have a small rib, without a console. No room for a battery.
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He's looking for that "morning after" feeling when you've spent the previous day pull starting a 50hp engine........
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Certainly helps keep you in shape! But given the choice on a 50hp+ I would keep electric. I only went for pull only because it's quite possible I'll flip and have to get it going again, and weight reduction
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Because i have a small rib, without a console. No room for a battery.


If you have a rib or even a sib that doesnít get deflated itís probably easier to equip it with a box than modify the engine.

If you do decide to fit pull start and ignore the electrics - beware you may kill the regulator by running with no load attached, and so it will be a bit of work to go back to electric.
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If you have a rib or even a sib that doesnít get deflated itís probably easier to equip it with a box than modify the engine.

If you do decide to fit pull start and ignore the electrics - beware you may kill the regulator by running with no load attached, and so it will be a bit of work to go back to electric.
Can't I disconnect the regulator?
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Can't I disconnect the regulator?
yep!

i see why but cost of a new cowl etc won't the cost be prohibitive
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