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    Thumbs up Good stuff.

    I took my Baja ss out for the first time today got home and had to take the pull start apart to clean it and was shocked at how much crap was in it. I love D I Y so will be having a go at what's been posted on here excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    What you will need:

    Mesh 1.89 from Halfords, plenty here to do 2 crank case's & pullstarts.
    Blue Araldite you can use the red but it goes off quicker so the blue is easier to work with but may take 24hrs till it goes off.
    Scissor for cutting mesh, it's aluminum so very soft to cut.

    This is a very simple mod to do, the crank case can take around half hour and so does the pullstart.

    Crank case mesh mod:



    Cut mesh to desired size, you will need to cut 3 pieces for the crank case,
    lay them on dry first molding the mesh to the shape of the casing.






    Once your happy with the shape and size,
    apply your glue onto the crankcase,
    then lay your mesh on top of the glue.
    Something i did to help adhere the mesh better was to apply more glue over the top of the mesh once it was in place.


    Pullstart mesh mod:

    Bit more fiddly this one and more involved,
    You'll need to cut and place mesh on the inside of the pullstart.
    As you can see in the pics, this was originally done so that the 4 bolts that hold the pullstart on also hold the mesh in.
    I found it a lot easier to remove the mesh from around the holes and just glue the mesh straight to the pullstart.








    do u not have to glue the mesh on the pull start??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post

    Pullstart mesh mod:

    Bit more fiddly this one and more involved,
    You'll need to cut and place mesh on the inside of the pullstart.
    As you can see in the pics, this was originally done so that the 4 bolts that hold the pullstart on also hold the mesh in.
    I found it a lot easier to remove the mesh from around the holes and just glue the mesh straight to the pullstart.







    Quote Originally Posted by mat View Post
    do u not have to glue the mesh on the pull start??
    In this instance no, but he does state that it is preferable to glue the mesh.

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    Halfords......Here I come.lol.

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    done this mod to mine




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    tnx for the guide

    going to do this mod today (if I dont go flying my rc plane) hopefully wil turn out ok.

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    nice guide im doing this next for mine

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    very good job with the guide also my next mod

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    Like it on the engine, but would use a pull start pre-filter as well

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    What would be better the kinda clothy filter that goes over the pull start or the mesh mod ? i have the cloth style one fitted at the moment... I know i need a new flywheel as i have a few blades missing but that can wait while i siphon money to build a new engine


    Nice guide tho thankyou for taking the time to write it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    What you will need:

    Mesh 1.89 from Halfords, plenty here to do 2 crank case's & pullstarts.
    Blue Araldite you can use the red but it goes off quicker so the blue is easier to work with but may take 24hrs till it goes off.
    Scissor for cutting mesh, it's aluminum so very soft to cut.

    This is a very simple mod to do, the crank case can take around half hour and so does the pullstart.

    Crank case mesh mod:



    Cut mesh to desired size, you will need to cut 3 pieces for the crank case,
    lay them on dry first molding the mesh to the shape of the casing.






    Once your happy with the shape and size,
    apply your glue onto the crankcase,
    then lay your mesh on top of the glue.
    Something i did to help adhere the mesh better was to apply more glue over the top of the mesh once it was in place.


    Pullstart mesh mod:

    Bit more fiddly this one and more involved,
    You'll need to cut and place mesh on the inside of the pullstart.
    As you can see in the pics, this was originally done so that the 4 bolts that hold the pullstart on also hold the mesh in.
    I found it a lot easier to remove the mesh from around the holes and just glue the mesh straight to the pullstart.








    Nice job mate !! have a look at mine on my album.

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    have don mine really good mod thank you guys
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    Just done mine with the same Halfords mesh. That should keep most of the grass from bunching up behind the flywheel :-)

    I found it easier to cut the right size, mould it to the right shape then tack it down with superglue first.

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    So simple will definatly be doing this mod

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    First mod I will be doing when I get my Baja

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    I made mine out of stainless steel from a strainer. Strong stuff and nice mesh size. I wanted something that can withstand rocks for a long time, and I feel this will do the job. Was gonna use splatter guard material at first, but this is made of much stronger wire.

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    this is the pullstart is great stuff

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    Got to do that mod, I've got a cover on the pull start though. Thanks

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    How do I remove leftover araldite now anyone? has I have no mesh now what will desolve it

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    A bit long winded if you ask me...

    How to remove Araldite

    Easy option is to get a dremmel and hack away at it with a sanding bit or a metal filing bit.

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