i never had a rope break yet but if i did i'd use the strap & clip for the clutch too that came with my sled. Just before every winter i always replace the rope just to make sure theres not much wear on it to break. i've had ropes break on other stuff and it's not fun to get stuff started when theres no back up lolOriginally posted by FZ700@Oct 28 2002, 08:42 PM
I use the rope and clip thats provided in the tool pouch. Wrap it around the drive clutch(make sure to wrap it the proper rotation) and then yank it. It's always a plus to have someone by the choke and throttle.
just my .02
Make sure you have a big hill, and a clutch.Originally posted by tatalover78@Oct 29 2002, 12:29 PM
push it down a hill and pop the clutch. Works everytime. Try it, but make sure you have a big hill
Originally posted by SkipR@Oct 29 2002, 12:30 PM
Just a SAFTEY thought on the rope start. I would NOT wrap the rope around your hand or put a loop on the rope with your hand through the loop. If the machine starts and the hook dosen't disconnect, the rope will wrap around the clutch and pull you down into the clutch faster that you can wink. This is why all starter ropes have a "T" handle on them. The "T" handle will rip out of your fingers before it pulls you down into the clutch. Put a loop in the end of the rope and put something like a screw driver, or the handle for the spark plug wrench into the loop. Use this as your 'T' handle.
Be Careful Out there.