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Old 29 September 2018, 15:02   #1
Country: Ireland
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In gear start protection

My 2001 rope start Johnston 2 stroke will start in gear. Can someone give me a basic understanding of how this protection system works.

Is it mechanical or electrical or a fusion of both


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Old 29 September 2018, 15:37   #2
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On my Yamaha, it is a switch in the control box so I suppose a combination of both. If the lever isnít in the neutral position it wonít start.

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Old 29 September 2018, 16:37   #3
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Assuming it is fitted to your model usually you can look under the hood as you move the gear selector to see the gear shaft operating either a mechanical stop to the flywheel or an elec cutout switch.
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Old 29 September 2018, 17:56   #4
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If its a rope start version its likely a mechanical stop
Iirc on a johnson its a white plastic paul that stops the pull start but ive seen them removed before as they occasionally fail to disengage and prevent you from starting the engine
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