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adding Elec start?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by I.M. Green, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. I.M. Green

    I.M. Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    How hard and what all do you need in order to add an electric start in place of a pull start? Maybe its not worth it?
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    your best bet is to pm restrorob. he can tell you exactly how to do it and how much it will cost. goodluck.
  3. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    looked into it, I have a feeling it will be cost prohibitive. There are MANY parts needed to do the conversion. I looked at doing this on a Kawi but like I said I was $300 deep and still wasn't finished sourcing parts.
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    Possible new flywheel. New starter. New wire harness. New battery.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Flywheel, stator, regulator, starter, battery, battery box, wiring harness and key switch should do it. You may also have to get new safety switches.
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    not trying to be negative but if you were really currious i think you would have at least told us if this is for a trimmer or a walkbehind. and if its for a walkbehind what kind of engine and what size? in the end, it will probably cost much more than its worth.
  7. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,416

    Do a search on it, I did some research and its just not worth it. I decided to buy a slightly used machine with electric start.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    seems like a good plan but i would imagine it is pretty expensive

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