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I recently purchased a 1984 lt185 for 250$. I had to bump start it for proof that it runs. I was looking up pull starters(starter recoil) and a complete one is somewhere around 175$. However the same shaped one for an lt230 is much cheaper(70$). will the 230 pull starter work?

Also, mine has electric start, but I can’t find any parts for it on the internet. Should I assume the previous owner made a custom side case and wired a starter with a custom cup gear that bolts onto the flywheel; as it is now. Because there’s a very heavy duty aluminum battery box right under the seat with automotive grade + and - cables and a battery twice as big as a regular quad battery. Come to think of it, the starter is very big for a motor this size too; About as big as the motor cylinder. I have not checked for a starter relay/solenoid. And there is no momentary contact switch for power to get to the starter

Going to start by charging the battery and bench testing the starter before spending any money.

Any information would be helpful! It’s very hard to find info on these things let alone parts.
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