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Offline petrolderek

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yds5 engine
« on: November 21, 2018, 04:03:39 PM »
I have a Yamaha yds6 with a yds5 engine fitted at some time in a previous life. I have seen on the internet that some ds5s have an electric start. The question is, is the electric start engine completely different because I cant see any way to fit a starter to my kick start engine or did they use the generator as a starter motor similar to the Villiers dynastart.

Offline murdo

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Re: yds5 engine
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
Starter/generator on right hand side of crankshaft. They were a bit weak and needed a really well charged battery if the compressions were good. I think by increasing the size of the wires would have helped. I mainly used the kick start on mine.

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Re: yds5 engine
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 01:57:14 AM »
So it is like a dynastart I thought the generator looked a bit heavy duty for just charging the battery. I wasn't thinking of fitting an electric starter I was just curious to know how it was done. Mine starts first prod every time.