RD 14 recoil starter

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Stanley
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RD 14 recoil starter

Postby Stanley » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:06 pm

The motor won't pull through more than one cycle for each cylinder,then the recoil stops with a clank.I let the rope recoil,pull it again and same thing happens.Starter latch has not been installed so that's not an issue.With plugs out,recoil works fine.Luckily the motor usually starts on 2nd pull.What I hear is two exhaust thumps and a clank when it stops.It is definitely recoil noise,not from the motor.

crosbyman
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Re: RD 14 recoil starter

Postby crosbyman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:20 pm

these recoil and correct line up adjustments are covered in the bible….starting page 289 for RD's
http://162.144.28.33/lib/johnson/manual ... .html#/302

some of these oldies have compression relief to facilitae starting by dropping compression ...check it out maybe yours needs a check up

it is all in the bible

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Garry in Tampa
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Re: RD 14 recoil starter

Postby Garry in Tampa » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:39 am

The RD-19 was th first to have compression relief. . . :?
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david bartlett
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Re: RD 14 recoil starter

Postby david bartlett » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:02 am

These motors also have a locking lever(#11 in Garry's first picture) that prevents the recoil from working if the throttle is too far advanced if in gear. This could be in need of adjustment on your motor.
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