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how can i stop my pull chord from sawing through my gas tank

Postby KneeDeepInSnow » March 23rd, 2002, 11:16 am

hey when i go tm y sled there was already a groove in the tank from the starter rope with some tape over it.....i took the tape off and slapped a peice of plastic over it cuz the tape was getting annoying and i didn't want to wreck the tank...... after only a handlfull of rides its already started eating this plastic.......anything i can do to stop this?
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Postby skidoorider » March 23rd, 2002, 1:28 pm

Please forgive a dumn question,but do you always sit on the seat when starting the sled? Try pulling the rope while standing off to the side.Maybe I misunderstood the problem?!?!?! Later RB
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Postby KneeDeepInSnow » March 23rd, 2002, 2:46 pm

not normally bu either way its sam thing.
ITs on the inside..... the engine is over to the left a little and the buldge in the tank is right in the path of the rope no matter what
so everytime it gets pulled it slices out the side a bit....it did the same thing with this new peice of plastic covering it....the tanks fine but i want to prevent this in the futur
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Postby indyized » March 23rd, 2002, 11:19 pm

Why not just bend up a small piece of light duty steel and make a deflector? You can probably mount it to the steering assembly bracket or something under there and run the rope through a ring of bent up steel and it will deflect anywhere you want. Just make sure it lines up with the exit point to make out from under the hood.
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Postby PowDar » March 24th, 2002, 7:25 am

An old piece of hifax would work really good too.
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Postby hilldweller » March 24th, 2002, 10:16 am

Had that problem on my 91 ext special. I took a 1/4" x 2 or 2 1/2 inch eyebolt and fastened it on one of the brake assembly brackets. Problem solved, looks like it belongs there.
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Postby PolarisBoy » March 26th, 2002, 9:40 am

Put on electric start kit!!!!!!!
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Postby 580440 » March 27th, 2002, 8:21 am

I used an eye bolt on my 00 sno pro to keep the rope off the tank and it works good.
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