noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter


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noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

Postby halcombrick » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:14 pm



im not sure I think I may have a bad starter. everyone keeps telling me to take it apart and clean it and it will probably work. my question is how hard is this? I have limited motorcycle mechanic experience and have never taken a starter apart period can a really green noob do this? thanks everyone... rick


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Re: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:37 am

A simple method is to first recognise your own limits - but if you are prepared with the right tools, and workspace, and a backup plan if this all fails.

Have you checked this site and the internet in general for any how-to videos for your bike, and for removing the starter motor?

Here is one I found - the language sometimes is a bit colourful.





and a link from here

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Re: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

Postby k1w1t1m » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:29 pm

It's been a while (about 4 years) since I played with an 1100 starter. If I remember correctly they are pretty simple to pull apart, clean, and reassemble. Check around the internet for rebuild kits, they are reasonably inexpensive and will provide you with all the consumables. When reassembling make sure the tangs on the brush plate are tweaked up or down and have plenty of pressure on the outer parts of the body as the tangs are the electrical return path. They are one part of hot start problems (slow starter motor).

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Re: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:00 pm

Here you go, have a look through this article: How to remove, rebuild and reinstall your starter

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Re: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

Postby tom84std » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:43 pm

The first video is more entertaining.




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