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ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:28 pm



just recieved my new starter motor from usa $120 plus £34 customs (ricks 4 brush) photos to follow and possibility questions when i fit it on sunday :-)



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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby FlashBack » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Personally, I would have just rebuilt the OEM starter for $30 bucks. Easy job. Did it last year in my wing and is flawless

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:02 pm

will rebuild the oem and keep but should not need it as ricks have a good reputation i hope

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:53 pm

photo my sunday job should take 1 hour if not i'll be on here screaming for help :-)








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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:33 am

I hope you like your starter. I have thought about rebuilding mine, as it slows down when it gets hot, but so far it has never failed to start the bike. Let us all know how you like the new one.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:17 pm

well what can i say ...got tools ready re-read how to article (thanks wingadmin ) removed old starter bit of a p.i.t.a with scraped knuckles from trying to rush fitted new one only to discover the power lead supplied is to short as the terminal is at the rear of the motor (ricks 4 brush) (should have checked first) long story short purchased and fitted new lead fired up first time with barely a touch on the button it even starts when very hot Time taken 1.5 hours swear meter low .reliable starter motor priceless :-)

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby t_reister » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:06 pm

Rick,
I have an '81 Interstate and tried to take my starter out today but was unable to slide it back far enough to pull the starter out away from the engine. Seems like the back of the starter is hitting the engine case. I undid the engine guards thinking that it was keeping the starter from sliding back. Did you do something I am not aware of ?? Did I miss something?? Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:18 pm

hi i did remove the gear shift lever and the exhaust headers although it can be removed with the headers in place then it was a case of wiggiling it out .mine was a p.i.t.a to remove but if done slowly it will pop out regards

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby t_reister » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Rick,
Shifter lever was the key. The starter just fell out after I took off the shifter lever. Starter works marvelous too after cleaning it and relubing it. Thank you.

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby squirrel » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:41 pm

glad to have helped i've had a lot of help from this site so it's good to pass it forward

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Re: ricks starter motor

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:23 pm

No problem. Regards Johnyy




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