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Great Dane Surfer (Rope Style Starter)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Simone Lawn Service, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    I have a Surfer with the Kawasaki engine. The starter rope is not retracting all the way anymore. How do I re-tension it? I'm sure if I play with it long enough tommorow I'll figure it out, just thought this might save me some time. (Since Great Dane dosen't give you a service manual when you spend several thousand dollars on one of their mowers, and the Great Dane sales rep. says he couldn't get me one if he wanted to-yea right)

    Thanks guys, Rick
     
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    listen unbolt the recoil from the engine pull the rope out as far as you can pull [to the end ] hold the circular part tight an dont let it retract cut off the end of the rope an pull rope out of recoil . once rope is out give that circular part a few turns in the direction that is giving resistance. now feed the rope back into recoil tie your knot, hold on to rope an let go of the circular part an the rope will feed nicely into recoil housing .all done any questions call me
     
  3. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    Thanks George,
    I'll give it a try tomorrow morning-I appreciate it!
     
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    my pleasure if ya need a walking thru it just give me a ring ok i am glad i could help!!
     
  5. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
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