I have a part from a 1989 Yamaha Sno Scoot that is no longer available. The kick pinion gear..
http://220.127.116.11/yamaha_oem/YamahaSnow.asp?Type=13&A=12&B=2 part number 9..has teeth on the side facing away from you in that diagram. These teeth get pushed into matching teeth on a pulley attached to the crank to start the machine. The teeth get galled up and then slip on the crank pulley and you can't kick the machine over. Anyone on here think they can repar the teeth? I'm thinking tig them back to normal size and grind them square.
I can take detailed, macro pics if needed to determine if you might be able to tackle this. I bought these little machines for my daughters as a Christmas present for this year, but was unaware of this common failure.
Thanks in advance...