The M5 Starter is a limited production, re-designed version of the successful M4 Starter which was fitted to many Rotax 2 Stroke aircraft from 1993 until around 2006 when it went out of production. 


This kit will fit any of the 2 Cylinder 2-Stroke Rotax family (447, 503, 532, 582, 462 etc.). Installation is simple with the comprehensive manual included. It takes up very little space, replacing the Recoil Starter and being virtually the same dimension, most existing installations do not have to be altered.

The motor can be mounted either side of the crankcase, and you can now orientate it to suit your installation by downloading the PDF file and printing the template - offer it up to the crankcase and rotate it until you are happy the motor will be in the correct position for your installation. Mark the template at 12 O'clock to the crankcase and email a scan or photo to us with your order. Your backplate will be drilled to suit your requirements.


Weight is 2.66kg (compared to 3.24kg for the OEM Rotax Starter)


Wiring, Battery and associated switching is NOT supplied as each installation varies. A 10Ah Battery with at least a 130amp Cold Cranking Capacity is suitable as a starter battery (such as a Motorcycle battery) is recommended. Some installations have successfully used LiON Batteries to save weight. You should satisfy yourself that the charging circuitry is suitable (some LiON Batteries require special charging stability where an additional voltage regulator is required rather the the basiic Rotax version).

M5 Rotax Starter




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    M5 Starters made individually to fit your installation!

    YOU choose the orientation of your starter - Download a full size backplate template from FILESHARE, cut it out and orientate it for your installation. Make a mark at 12.00 O'Clock viewing it from the magneto end. Then imagine a centre line through the plate lengthwise and email us the 'time' (12 o'clock position being the minute hand, centre line being the hour hand) Don't forget to tell us if the fit is Carburettor side or Exhaust side! Upon receipt of order your backplate will be pre-drilled to your specification.