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My 250 Recon's recoil starter rope pulled out and wouldn't go back in (mud had dried to dirt). I took it off, held it in a bucket of water and pulled it 20 times till the water turned dark brown and it started retracting again. I let it dry and sprayed down the spring area with WD-40 to help prevent rust and put it back on. Now when bike is running I hear a metal clinking sound like something is hitting on the flywheel. I can twitch the recoil rope and it will stop but if I drive it a little ways, it starts again. Is there a certain way that has to fit back together? It seemed to slide right back in place and the recoil starter works??? Any help will be appreciated. Trying to avoid a trip to the shop.