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Someone told me this trick that if your pullcord breaks and electric start doesnt work you can tie a rope around the primary clutch and pull it and it will start. I was wondering if this will work because it seems like it would be hard to pull and the rope would just slide off.
 

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Yes it will work. Lay the rope so that the first wind around the clutch overlaps the end so there will be no slipping. Wrap at least two turns. Pull the rope sharply, making sure that you pull hard enough to clear all the rope from the clutch.

***DO NOT TIE A LOOP IN THE ROPE TO PUT YOUR HAND IN!! DO NOT WRAP THE ROPE AROUND YOUR HAND!*** <safety disclaimer> :D

If the end of the rope jambs somehow inside the clutch, and the engine starts, you will lose parts you probably have become attached to. Literally. If you can't hold onto the rope end with enough force to pull the engine over, tie a knot in the end of the rope. That should give you leverage to pull with, but you can get rid of the rope in a hurry if something starts to malfunction.

Polaris actually includes an emergency starter strap in their tool kit in many of their sleds. It can save the day if you break a rope or the knot comes undone on the handle, or the recoil malfunctions.
 
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