The Lightest Starter for Rotax 2-Strokes

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Mig29fuk

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Have M5 Starter on my 447 Sluka. Easy to fit and very smooth operation. I use a Lithium Ion Battery capable of 175 Amps at Cranking. Weighs 10 ounces (400 Grams). Cost £75.00 from FulBat. LITHIUM - Fulbat. In fact I now have 2 as its so light I can carry it as a spare. Charge in 1 hour.
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Gerry
 

bebedriver

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Yep, glad you are enjoying it Gerry :cool: If anyone is interested 'over there' - its £485 or $678. The last one delivered to the US cost $730 including carriage from memory. The only alternative apart from the original (stick out the back) Rotax starter (heavier) is the GPL which weighs 12lbs and costs $800. I also offer 2 years warranty, compared to my competitor's 1 year mainly because there are M4 units ( the previous model) still operating after 20+ years!
 

bebedriver

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It should do, but I've never fitted one to a 277. Basically it replaces the Recoil Start assembly and the cup which is bolted to the flywheel. The majority of Rotax 2T motors use the same set up. If you can compare the crankcase arrangement (Mag flywheel/Recoil unit) with a 377/447 and it's the same then yes. Yours is the first inquiry, so I'll put some effort into finding out for sure :cool: TBH It might be a case of overkill! It will spin a 582 with no trouble at all!

OK, after a fair bit of searching, it looks like it will fit a free air cooled 277, but not a fan cooled unit - if this helps?
 
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Litefox

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Yep, glad you are enjoying it Gerry :cool: If anyone is interested 'over there' - its £485 or $678. The last one delivered to the US cost $730 including carriage from memory. The only alternative apart from the original (stick out the back) Rotax starter (heavier) is the GPL which weighs 12lbs and costs $800. I also offer 2 years warranty, compared to my competitor's 1 year mainly because there are M4 units ( the previous model) still operating after 20+ years!
I would like more information. Are there drawings showing how it is mounted? Does it require a different engine mount? I live in Virginia.
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Woody
 

bebedriver

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Hi Woody, it simply replaces the recoil start unit, it's no deeper, and the motor lies alongside the crankcase. No different mount required. See these pics. You can choose where you orient the motor, simply download the full size backplate template, offer it up to suit your application and mark it up based on the 12 O'clock position and we drill the plate to order.
 

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Mig29fuk

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I can thoroughly recommend the M5 Starter. I have it on my Fan cooled 447.
Weight is important so I adopted using a Lithium Ion Battery with Cold Cranking 170 Amps weighing 10 ounces. FLTX7L - Fulbat
The final part to complete a sweet install is the KeyWest Rectifier/Regulator with its smooth DC for charging the Lithium Battery.
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Gerry
 

Litefox

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Hi Woody, it simply replaces the recoil start unit, it's no deeper, and the motor lies alongside the crankcase. No different mount required. See these pics. You can choose where you orient the motor, simply download the full size backplate template, offer it up to suit your application and mark it up based on the 12 O'clock position and we drill the plate to order.
Can I download the template before buying one?
 

fgutier2

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Can any tell me how do I get one of these starters here in Dearborn Michigan? Is there a web page ect,ect?
 
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