It's more then the springs though. The pull start stayed latched to the motor and it spun it backwards throught the recoil. I didn't notice it right away though. After all was said and done I ended up with a few broken pieces. I have some pictures of it in the Polaris section a few days ago.
I mean snap, say you stop on the trail. You try to start again and it snaps. Then you will be stranded. That is why it has a spare rope. And not just any rope will work, usually they have a special plastic gizmo that you need. If that plastic thing on the end breaks then you are truly out of luck.
I don't ride on the trail, because there aren't any around me. I just mainly ride around my house and my friend's. Any rope will work, because right now I am just using a rope that I found laying in my friends barn.