How to remove the starter without removing exhaust


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How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:46 pm



The 1100 starter will just about fall out.The 1200...well no it doesn't.
I really needed to service mine(I was bored) so here I go.
I read about removing everything but the headlight to get the thing out of there...Sheesh...there's got to be a better way.
This is what I did.It took less time to do the whole thing that it would have taken to just get the exhaust off..





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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby zamboni920 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:48 pm

Nice, nice , nice.....and that's all I have to say 'bout that! :) :)

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:11 pm

merci beaucoup, I appreciate the nod of approval

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby ronscycle1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:44 pm

virgilmobile wrote:The 1100 starter will just about fall out.The 1200...well no it doesn't.
I really needed to service mine(I was bored) so here I go.
I read about removing everything but the headlight to get the thing out of there...Sheesh...there's got to be a better way.
This is what I did.It took less time to do the whole thing that it would have taken to just get the exhaust off..
getting the starter loose.JPG
pulling it loose.JPG
starter off.JPG
inside the starter.JPG
grease job.JPG
back on.JPG
back in.JPG



will not work on 87 gl 1200 i starter wont turn to get screws out

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:51 pm

OK,good to know.I've heard of 3 ways to get the 1200 starter out.This worked on my 84 interstate OEM.Others may vary,batteries not included :D

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby silver fox » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:56 pm

virgilmobile wrote:The 1100 starter will just about fall out.The 1200...well no it doesn't.
I really needed to service mine(I was bored) so here I go.
I read about removing everything but the headlight to get the thing out of there...Sheesh...there's got to be a better way.
This is what I did.It took less time to do the whole thing that it would have taken to just get the exhaust off..
getting the starter loose.JPG
pulling it loose.JPG
starter off.JPG
inside the starter.JPG
grease job.JPG
back on.JPG
back in.JPG




Well I'll be darned!!!. Such good info that I gave it to my mechanic. He was thrilled as was I. saved me money on labour. He was grateful for the the info. THANKS AGAIN> GREAT JOB.

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:46 pm

This just happen to work well on my 84.Faster than dropping the crash bar and exhaust.
As posted,there may be some models this won't work on.It's all experimental.

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby mshruman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:49 pm

Adapt and overcome! Thats my motto!

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby DC46 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:51 pm

Excellent video, you can tell he is good ol boy that knows his bikes...Thank you, lot of info...Ride on man...Thanx...

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby Jimpilgrim » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:47 pm

1985 Goldmawing aspencade
I have removed starter but have found out that the sprocket inside has slipped out of its grove were the starter slides in I'm screwed any suggestions need help terribly please repyl

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:49 pm

Jimpilgrim wrote:1985 Goldmawing aspencade
I have removed starter but have found out that the sprocket inside has slipped out of its grove were the starter slides in I'm screwed any suggestions need help terribly please repyl


The sprocket inside rests inside a chain and pretty much just dangles there. Put the bike on the sidestand and you'll see that the sprocket moves back close to where it needs to be. It can take a bit of work, but you can get the starter shaft to slot back into the sprocket when the bike is on its sidestand.

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby Jimpilgrim » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:10 pm

Thanks I will try it hopefull I'll be able to get its a feat in its self to get the starter out

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Re: How to remove the starter without removing exhaust

Postby Jimpilgrim » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:12 pm

Well it all turned out good thanks for the how to section it has helped a lot and replies on to the next project getting ready for that big ride in five months




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