10 SNOWMOBILING MUST-HAVES: Electric Start

If You Don’t Have The Items On This List, You’re Missing Out!

You can buy a roto-tiller, a garden tractor, even a push lawn mower with electric start; why wouldn’t you want it on your snowmobile.

The “wive’s tale” associated with electric start has always been that it adds a lot of extra weight and therefore damps down the sled’s performance. Anyone who buys into this fallacy needs a reality check.

The extra 20-25 lbs. from the starter motor, ring gear and battery added to a 150-horsepower consumer snowmobile makes almost no perceptible difference in its acceleration or top speed.

Besides, every 4-stroke sled has it included as standard equipment, simply because 4-strokes are harder to pull-start. Just ask those folks if they’d trade electric for a recoil.

Over the years we’ve sprained, strained and broken multiple hand and wrist parts trying to recoil over big-inch 2-strokes and we just think it’s silly not to put electric start on every snowmobile made.

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