To protect our Project
Rincon from the effects of mud and water in the recoil starter we called
one of our sponsors and was sent a MacSim Guard. A MacSim Guard is a
piece of lexan that covers the rear area of the motor once the recoil
backup starter is removed.
Anyone that keeps their
ATV in the mud knows that if your battery ever went dead and you had to
start your motor with the recoil starter you would be out of luck. Most
of the time the recoil starter is full of mud and once pulled out will
not recoil back.
The mud that packs into the recoil starter case is in direct
contact with the rear crank seal. If left long enough the mud can damage
the rear seal and leak mud and water into your motor. This can and will
cause major damage to your motor.
To stop this the
recoil starter is removed and the MacSim Guard is installed in its
The rear tires and side plastic
was removed to gain access to the recoil bolts
The recoil starter is removed
To remove the crank bolt that
holds the recoil starter pulley we had to unbolt the rear brakes to
allow us to use an impact wrench on the bolt.
Reusing the stock o-ring and
crank bolt the MacSim boss is installed in place of the recoil starter
The recoil housing weep hole is
plugged with a plug
The Lexan plate is bolted up to
the motor using the provided bolts