I got a rancher 350, and the starter brushes went, and none of the shops in town can get me new ones for less than 50$ (cad) i found a oem starter on amazon for 66$, its Chinese, but it has a 1 year warranty and free shipping, so I think I'll get that. But i decided to do a little experiment with my old starter... I had some scrap 1/4 inch steel, so I've cut some peices to fit in the place of the brushes. Im going to make homemade brushes, which im sure will destroy the starter, but I got a new one coming soon, so this should work until then. Thoughts?