How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter


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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by popotwindy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:57 pm



Here's a link to a starter that would appear to be what is needed for a GL1100. http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-2024-gl1100.aspx
I purchased a starter here and it works great.



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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:23 pm

Thank you for the link

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:35 pm

( Popotwindy) You have 3 post and you are already helping out...Bravo man.... that's so cool....

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by popotwindy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:03 pm

I've already learned so much from this and other enthusiast sites I figured I better start earning my keep.

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by robertdawber » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:55 pm

The good thing is that once you learn from your positive and negative outcomes you can come back and help. There is always someone who needs a hand:)

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:24 pm

Sorry another dumb question

I tried to take off my starter today but i couldn't reach that bottom bolt the exhaust is in the way and "the how to " said his was off but you can remove the starter with it on. How? is there a special tool? special way of reaching it?
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:27 pm

I removed the shifter, makes it easier to get to...

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:34 pm

Ok thanks i will try that.
just another question removal of the starter best done on the side stand?
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:48 pm

I feel that removing the starter is best on the centerstand, However..... :lol: Installing the starter is best with the side stand down as it's easier to line up.... :lol: It's true... and you should try it..

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:17 pm

great i will try it in the next couple of days still not the greatest weather here RI so i am limited in the time i have unheated shed :( will let you know in next couple of days
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:22 pm

Just so you know, :shock: , I have never put my bike on the sidestand to even install it,, it always goes right in with it on the centerstand,, but the manual tells you to use the sidestand so do it.... :lol:

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by WA9FWT » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:58 am

littlebeaver wrote:Just so you know, :shock: , I have never put my bike on the sidestand to even install it,, it always goes right in with it on the centerstand,, but the manual tells you to use the sidestand so do it.... :lol:
Geeeeees Bever How many times do you have to remove your starter! Or do you remove it to wash the thing :roll:
Hope you got all yours eggs in the basket ....L8R

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:49 am

I removed it 48 times because I wasn't sure if the bolts were tight enough... :lol: My eggs stay right where they live thank you very much,,, I did steal some jelly beans from my daughters Easter basket, she's almost 18 and my wife thought it would be cute to give her some goodies still... I just have to say this, Starburst jelly beans are freakin awesome... :lol: Let us know how your starter change goes... :D

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by WA9FWT » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:12 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I removed it 48 times because I wasn't sure if the bolts were tight enough... :lol: My eggs stay right where they live thank you very much,,, I did steal some jelly beans from my daughters Easter basket, she's almost 18 and my wife thought it would be cute to give her some goodies still... I just have to say this, Starburst jelly beans are freakin awesome... :lol: Let us know how your starter change goes... :D

Cool is all I have to say about the jelly beans in your house. :roll: Give me the black one's only!

Now if I have to remove my starter since I added the extra wheels. How am I going to lean it to the left. Maybe if I look for a hill
to work on it ha ha I rebuilt it once, and hope it will be some time before I would have to do it again, Been way to cold for this old
guy to even think about ridding. Temp here in SHEBOYGAN, Wi is only 41 L8R

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:56 pm

quick question
It says be careful that that bolt the starter cable goes to doesn't move or could have problems WHAT if it does move? anyway to check it when you have it apart?
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:35 pm

Yes you can see the back of the bolt from the inside, If that stud touches the case due to it being loose your gonna get a short, meaning it's grounding out where it should not.. there is insulted spacers to keep this from happening..

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks again i am off to face the fear and remove this starter!!!!
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:20 pm

Mark the case before pulling them apart...

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:51 pm

will do,
Well that was a challenged!! lol had to take of Floorboard, shifter then the bottom nut was sorta striped put tiny piece of cloth in socket held enough to break seal.

Done a bench test did not spin .................is it worth taking apart and clean? the bolt did come loose a little that the starter cable goes ,do i need to buy new starter?
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:09 pm

I didn't but I'm Mr. Cheapo guy,,, I cleaned the starter up well made sure the brushes were good and making good contact ......I just JB welded the stud in place :lol: :lol: :lol: , Never had another problem... 4 years about now.... :shock: :shock: I ain't afraid of nuffin man... :shock: Depending on how bad it is you may want to just get a new starter.. :D

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:23 pm

lets face that fear again going to follow how to and see if i can put life back in it!!!
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:43 pm

BUMMED out !!!! got the starter apart. Remove the Armature from the Starter Housing and some magnets inside the housing are broken in pieces!!! what now?
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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:43 pm

ugggggg that don't sound real good...

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by WA9FWT » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:46 am

ram11397 wrote:BUMMED out !!!! got the starter apart. Remove the Armature from the Starter Housing and some magnets inside the housing are broken in pieces!!! what now?
If that's the case with broken magnets. Time too look for a new starter.

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Re: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

Post by ram11397 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:14 am

New starter on the way


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