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Starter Repair (Not Replace) Questions


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Anyone repair their starter in here?

 

Are individual parts even available for oilhead starters?

 

Mine isnt throwing the the gear consistently, even after a cleaning, which it was doing before then.

 

I get the empty whirr sound, where it spins without engaging the flywheel.

 

Im not convinced that the latest $68 starter is where i want to go...

thanks again to all the dang guru geniouses that help regular folks keep these old bikes going.

 

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Danny caddyshack Noonan

The british car guys sometimes have that need.....to avoid sketchy new work and sketchy new starters. Interestingly, or not :rofl: , gear reduction ones are now the easiest to come by.

There are several services on the web. Euromotoelectrics.com popped up first.

No info on DIY though, sorry. There is always a chance you can disassemble and then source parts by markings. However, markings on parts are not always a part number or, at least one that means anything to anyone.

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My starter had issues immediately after I bought the bike. I opened it up and found the grease plate lose and shorting the winding. I ordered the plate from EME and fixed the starter. However, it still had issues where it would not kick out the solenoid every once in a while. Usually it was fine cold but on the hot restart it would just click and eventually spin. I got the ebay starter for $70 and the bike is fine. From what I can tell the quality is as good as the OEM. Even the hardware looks the same. Keep in mind that most of the parts are made in China anyway with final assembly in Eastern Europe or Mexico even for "original" parts. I guess short answer is so far cheap starter is doing fine.

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motorman587
Anyone repair their starter in here?

 

Are individual parts even available for oilhead starters?

 

Mine isnt throwing the the gear consistently, even after a cleaning, which it was doing before then.

 

I get the empty whirr sound, where it spins without engaging the flywheel.

 

Im not convinced that the latest $68 starter is where i want to go...

thanks again to all the dang guru geniouses that help regular folks keep these old bikes going.

So what did you end up doing. I just ordered a $60 one. Crossing my fingers.

 

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roger 04 rt

I just repaired my starter for the third time.

 

--screeching, needed cleaning & lube

--gear cover fell onto armature, locking up. Gear cover put on.

--gear cover again last week

 

--will remove starter again this week when new gear cover arrives.

 

Very tempted to just buy a new one.

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I just repaired my starter for the third time.

 

--screeching, needed cleaning & lube

--gear cover fell onto armature, locking up. Gear cover put on.

--gear cover again last week

 

--will remove starter again this week when new gear cover arrives.

 

Very tempted to just buy a new one.

 

Roger,

If the screeching is upon release of the starter button, you might try gently stretching out the spring just a bit to help the solenoid snap back.

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