I seem to be going through starters, Im on my 3rd one since October of 09. Its a relatively easy ( or so it seems to me) job to accomplish and I can get it off and back in, in under 10 minutes now.
Is there anything that I could be overlooking while going through so many starters? The last two have just locked up on me. I have a no hassle warranty and the starters are sent to me but am I missing something?
The wiring is solid and doesnt short out. I replaced the dogbone fuse with a 30Amp slotted car fuse and protective weathering case.
Could engine sludge contribute to creating a defective starter? Im thinking of Seafoaming my crankcase twice this weekend with two oil changes as I have a lil over 80K miles and dont know the history of the bike.
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Can't hurt to seafoam the crankcase (I was totally disgusted by what came out of mine), but the first question to answer is; what is causing the starters to lock up? What part is failing?
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