you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!


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halcombrick
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you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby halcombrick » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:43 pm



a guy that is in a goldwing group with me on facebook said he would send me a starter for shipping, he said he was not sure if it worked but i was welcome to it, i open the package today and it is a brand new starter! never even been on a bike and i check it out online because the starter lug is in a different place than mine and find out that this starter isnt one of the 76 dollar ones selling on ebay but selling for 220 bucks, its a ricks electrical and starter and the guy just gave it to me, since i got my wing in december i have found out that goldwing riders are the best, most helpful, and coolest guys they are, so much of my bike has parts just gave to me by other wingers just wanting to help. i take my hat off to all you cool wingers out there and consider myself lucky to be in your group, here is a pic of the starter this winger sent me and my old one just for comparison.
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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:54 pm

Have you opened up your old one yet ??

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squirrel
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Re: you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby squirrel » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:15 pm

I fitted a ricks starter motor to my wing a few months ago you will find the four brush motor much faster and the lead should just about fit .I've had so much help from this site if I don't know then someone on here will .oh and we love photos

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halcombrick
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Re: you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby halcombrick » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:34 pm

i have to admit though, i felt really stupid after over an hour of trying to get the starter in so far that there was no shiny part behind the o ring i realized that there is supposed to be about an 1/8 to 1/4 inch of shiny part showing, i only noticed this after thinking the splines were different and was about to take the starter back out when i noticed that the bolt hole closest to the battery was lined up perfect, i knew then that the starter was in because that hole has to be dead on to go in, so i felt pretty stupid, but then again this was my first starter job.
Rick, 82 GL1100 Interstate

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Wilcoy02
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Re: you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:24 pm

Hopefully you do not have a second starter project.
The first time any of us here did something to our bike we felt stupid. But you have to do it so you learn how your bike is held together.
Take your old starter apart and see all the gunk in there. Clean it up and put it on the shelf so you have it in ten years.
The more you do the more you can answer questions on the forum.

I am about to change the springs in my rear shock which I have never done. I feel a little ancy about doing it. But from the videos on how to do it -it seems pretty easy.

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Re: you wingers keep surprising this newbie!!

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Oh! And just for kicks, We like pictures. :D Tear the old one down and see if you can fix it. If so, put it on the shelf and wait. Someone will be needing one in the future and you can pass it down. ;)


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