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Old 03-11-2016, 07:35 PM
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Hey guys. So I have a Losi 8ight truggy with a 454 engine with the roto start back plate. I bought this from somebdy and it was in very rough shape. After I finished getting it back to running condition, I went to put my rotostart 2 in to give it a test, and the place where my roto start shaft would go in, is blocked by the rear assembly. Ive tried many angles to try and get in but it seems that unless its staight on, which I cant get, it wont turn over. Has anyone dealt with this? Is there a quick fix or am i just going to have to suck it up and install a pull start.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Glitchy_Mitch View Post
Hey guys. So I have a Losi 8ight truggy with a 454 engine with the roto start back plate. I bought this from somebdy and it was in very rough shape. After I finished getting it back to running condition, I went to put my rotostart 2 in to give it a test, and the place where my roto start shaft would go in, is blocked by the rear assembly. Ive tried many angles to try and get in but it seems that unless its staight on, which I cant get, it wont turn over. Has anyone dealt with this? Is there a quick fix or am i just going to have to suck it up and install a pull start.
Can you post a photo of the Spinstart backplate on the engine (as close and focused as possible) and also a photo of your spinstarter hex driver (the part that actually drives the engine).
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hi glitchy mitch well to go through all those troubles with roto start , back plate issues pullstart cords
break too you should go to a starter box , they work great too , for the money they are well worth it
ofna brand ,losi you can find them new and used ok mugey
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Try rotating the backplate to see if it gives you a better angle. Also I second a starter box. It's a bit of an investment but once you have it dialed in it makes starting so much easier.... I mean so much easier.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:22 PM
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+1 on the starter box. Roto start is ok when you first get started in the hobby but that is one of the first "major" upgrade i suggest to people as the roto's are a pain even when they work.
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Originally Posted by Glitchy_Mitch View Post
Hey guys. So I have a Losi 8ight truggy with a 454 engine with the roto start back plate. I bought this from somebdy and it was in very rough shape. After I finished getting it back to running condition, I went to put my rotostart 2 in to give it a test, and the place where my roto start shaft would go in, is blocked by the rear assembly. Ive tried many angles to try and get in but it seems that unless its staight on, which I cant get, it wont turn over. Has anyone dealt with this? Is there a quick fix or am i just going to have to suck it up and install a pull start.
You can buy a pullstart type ,sense the engine is already used an broke in ,a pullstart shouldn't be that much of a problem.
Theres a variety of roto starts ,but I'm not sure if others will fit ,you would have to do some more research if they will.

I have this aftermarket one on my hyper engine ,they may make one that fits the 454 ,I think that theres one called the tiger drive system
as well.

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You can use a Tiger Drive backplate, where the starting wand goes in from top or a side instead of from the back. To use the rotostart with a Tiger Drive, you need to reverse the direction of the by swapping the motor leads and use a hex shaft for a wand (I cut off an allen key).
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Do you have pictures of it?
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