just a heads up

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by hobbles, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    FRIDAY I USED the pull starter to start my 500 x-2 atv because the starter won't work. as i pulled it, it backfired and pulled my wrist out. it broke my wrist. this sucks, so be careful if you have to use yours. i have used that pull starter for a week with no problems or back fires. i guess friday just wasn't my day.. theiir talking about maybe putting pins it my wrist, will find out Thursday.

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  2. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    well, first off one friend stopped over as i was gettin ready to check the solenoid. i checked it to see if it had power to both sides with the key in the start position, it did. ok, time to pull the starter. i am takin the quad apart so i can get to the starter when nother friend stops by. he said to tap the starter with a wrench. so i hook the parts back up, tapped the starter and guess what? it starts,, 15 times it started... i broke my darn wrist when i should of beat on the starter. oh well.
     

  3. bhale187

    bhale187 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Damn, I hope you recover soon, that sucks
     
  4. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    thanks bhale187.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Damn man...what a shame !!

    Hope you heal fast my friend...
     
  6. levelcross

    levelcross Well-Known Member

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    hoping for a fast recovery and no pins, if it has breasts or tires it will give you trouble at some time.
     
  7. GoodOyster

    GoodOyster Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get better soon.
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Ouch! I hope your recovery is quick. That sounds terrible.
     
  9. rnickelson

    rnickelson Junior Member

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    I hope that isn't your shootin arm.
     
  10. hilandr

    hilandr thunder 380 CC owner

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    Damn Dude, that blows goats!!!
     
  11. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    How are you feeling?
     
  12. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    mornin Austin,
    i'm ok, just a slight inconvenience. be glad when i get the use of my arm back, so will the wife i bet.
    thanks for asking.
     
  13. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Glad to hear it.

    Please keep us informed.
     
  14. BersaOwner

    BersaOwner Well-Known Member

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    Kick-back on any gas operated device can be dangerous. I remember trying to kick start a Honda CR250M Elsinore 2 stroke back in the "70s" the guys at the bike shop told me to always have my riding boots on when trying to start it. The kick-back was so hard because in racing we had to advance the timing to get the most power out of the bike, but in doing this it made a REAL PAIN to start. I have seen riders get their ankle broke or thrown over the handle bars (I only did this once).
    The 2 stroke engine is hard to keep from kicking back if the timing is not right.
    But on the 4 stroke engines you can pull it slow until you feel it go half way through the compression stroke (when it gets hard to pull), then reset your pull rope and give a solid quick pull. That way by the time you reset to pull again that gives time for the compression in the cylinder to bleed off & if it fires on the start of the pull it won't kick-back. Then it will have built up forward momentum by the time it comes up for the next compression stroke & should start.
     
  15. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    "it won't kick-back"
    the heck it won't, it did.
     
  16. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    update,
    i want to thank my neighbors, tom, carl and mike for stopping by and helping the wife out feeding the horses and delivering firewood, splitting the firewood and helping her get some in the habitat. now i need some hay for the horses. this is going to be a long 12 weeks, 11 left. i screwed up once with my arm. i'm not going through that again. the va said next time it will be more than 1 plate and a few screws. hell, i already have a rod in that arm.

    i should also thank my wife for everything she dose around here during this time. if i try to help with anything, she can really be a witch. (i use the w word for self preservation at this point in time). she can get very upset if/when i try to do my part and help in this relationship.
    she is a good wife.
     
  17. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks for the update! I'm glad you have people helping you pick up the slack.
     
  18. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    Never trust a woman or a government.
    If it bleeds one week a month and lives,,,Your in trouble..
    Godspeed in your recovery. I prefer watercraft over the ATV. But that comes with living in the burbs outside Chicago.