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The 250EX uses basically the same motor as the Honda Recon 250, but the 250EX does not have pull start. In place of the recoil starter is just a blank plate. It looks as if the cover could be removed, and the recoil added. Is it that simple?

Is this a mod anyone has done?

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If the 2 are the same engine you will need all of this.

I thought the 250EX had a choice of a manual clutch or the one that works with the shifter.
 

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i was checking out the new honda models the other day....and seen they offer the pull start as a option..lol..thought that was kinda odd...anyway..before you go an purchase anything to convert it..you may want to call your local honda dealer..and ask them if it can be done..who knows..there might be an internal issue behind that plate..that could keep you from putting a pull start on it..if i was you..i would call the dealer..ask them if it can be done ?...before you purchase anything...a phone call is alot cheaper than that recoil starter is !..lol.
 

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Agree with shadetree^^^^^ but I don't see why not though the Recon is the exact same quad.. just has the utility plastics and racks
 

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I bet it can be done. It can be done on some Yamahas. I have a Warrior that didn't come out with a pull rope. I took one off of a 600 Grizzly and it bolted right up and worked perfect. Also, the Big Bear has a pull rope that will fit on a Warrior. They are the same. I would bet that Honda works the same way, but like they said I would make sure, before I bought the parts. When I tried it on the Warrior, I just happened to have one laying around already.
 

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i was checking out the new honda models the other day....and seen they offer the pull start as a option..
Thanks for all the reply's!

I called the dealer, and they are looking into it. They said it was never an option, but it might be do-able.

I bet it will just need the starter basket and bolt right up.

I'll keep everyone posted,
 

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nice to hear !!..as for the option..i think thats on newer models..dont know about old ones ??.i hope it works out 4 ya !..keep us posted..soo..if anyone else ask us..we can pass the info down the line...oh..glad you called the dealer..before you threw your money out the door..lol.
 

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nice to hear !!..as for the option..i think thats on newer models..dont know about old ones ??.i hope it works out 4 ya !..keep us posted..soo..if anyone else ask us..we can pass the info down the line...oh..glad you called the dealer..before you threw your money out the door..lol.
Yeah, most utility models have the pull rope as standard equipment. You were probably talking about the utility models. I think that's what you meant. I doubt that the 250EX or any of the EX models come with the pull rope as standard equipment or or as an option, though, but most, if not all, utility models does.
 

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nice to hear !!..as for the option..i think thats on newer models..dont know about old ones ??.i hope it works out 4 ya !..keep us posted..soo..if anyone else ask us..we can pass the info down the line...oh..glad you called the dealer..before you threw your money out the door..lol.
Yeah, most utility models have the pull rope as standard equipment. You were probably talking about the utility models. I think that's what you meant. I doubt that the 250EX or any of the EX models come with the pull rope as standard equipment or or as an option, though, but most, if not all, utility models does.
i'm just glad mine has a kick starter..i'd hate to be pulling on this 350 to start it !!..lmao.
 

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Yeah, I like a kick starter better. You don't have to worry about the rope breaking or the hard pull. My 660 has a rope and it has an automatic compression release built into the cam that holds a valve open until you turn it over and it's still real hard to pull and start. You have to pull it up past the top of the compression stroke with both hands, first, and then pull with everything you've got, or you won't be able to pull it. If it kicks back, it will pull you back into the 4-wheeler. Electric start works good, though.
 

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Kick is much better.
 
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