models with NO OEM pull start mechanism

Rick E

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This thread is of no real importance.... but I thought that I'd ask a question regarding a '13 800R E-tech 154 X that was absent a pull start.

I looked at a '13 800R E-tech the other day. It was fitted with electric start, but did not offer a manual pull start.
The right side panel did not even offer the area for the pull start handle.

Question: what was the reasoning behind this?


Rick E.
 

2Thetopp

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This thread is of no real importance.... but I thought that I'd ask a question regarding a '13 800R E-tech 154 X that was absent a pull start.




Question: what was the reasoning ?
Rick E.
Minimal weight savings, and of course $$$ saved by not installing pull start port, every lb. matters, apparently.
 

treeboy

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Reason!!! BRP IS BEING CHEAP....
Any sled I get that has e start I install a pull start. Think i want to carry jumper cables or a battery pac around for just in case. Even my snowbike has both.
 

turboless terry

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They could be pull started with a rope but it seems like you would have to leave the clutch cover off for the day. Don't see that going well with engine running.
 

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hey guys i have ran into this same issue with my 13 summit etec with estart only. last year before riding in -25C it wouldnt start and pull start would have been great to have. Did you buy a "kit" from skidoo or just source each part or buy aftermarket? happy riding, snow is falling in BC Canada now!
 

sdsnocop

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A dealer can install a recoil on your sled for around $275. Or buy the parts and install yourself for less. Not too hard of a project but worth it for a backup starting method. I know from experience.
 
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