Starter removal advice needed


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Starter removal advice needed

Postby gof » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:29 pm



Ok, I have the two small bolts removed and the positive cable off. Believe it or not, I did not have to remove the Markland running board frame or the exhaust at all. By this I mean I was able to barely get at that fromt 8mm bolt with a long wrench, in between the frame and exhaust.

It seems like the starter will angle out once I pull it back. My questions is this. I am on the sidestand. The starter is not slipping out easily. Do i need to be in neutral...or what can I expext in getting this out as far as force or effort?



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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby Possum51 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:19 am

Not trying to be smart here (I haven't had to pull my starter yet) but in the how to articles theres a starter removal one that is pretty informative.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13017
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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby gof » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:34 am

Possum51 wrote:Not trying to be smart here (I haven't had to pull my starter yet) but in the how to articles theres a starter removal one that is pretty informative.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13017
Never saw that one thanks. i hope it covers the amount of force needed to pull itmaway from the cog.

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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby gof » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm

Possum51 wrote:Not trying to be smart here (I haven't had to pull my starter yet) but in the how to articles theres a starter removal one that is pretty informative.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13017


I thought I was clever as far as getting how far I got...but this guys post was way smarter by taking the starter apart to get it out. perfect. I should be able to get it done tonight. Imagine having a bike I can actually start once I ride somewhere? What a bonus.

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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby zamboni920 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:20 pm

but this guys post was way smarter

"this guy" is one of the Gurus on the forum.
Glad you are getting the bike in order......everyone on this forum is watching you...yes, you....and are ready to put in their helpful 2 cents.

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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby gof » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:23 pm

zamboni920 wrote:
but this guys post was way smarter

"this guy" is one of the Gurus on the forum.
Glad you are getting the bike in order......everyone on this forum is watching you...yes, you....and are ready to put in their helpful 2 cents.

Did a decent clean up on the starter tonight...when cold its a miracle...when hot and fan is running, first crank is a tad slow but it fires right up. I will start a new thread about the process with new questions.

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Re: Starter removal advice needed

Postby gof » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:18 am

gof wrote:
zamboni920 wrote:
but this guys post was way smarter

"this guy" is one of the Gurus on the forum.
Glad you are getting the bike in order......everyone on this forum is watching you...yes, you....and are ready to put in their helpful 2 cents.

Did a decent clean up on the starter tonight...when cold its a miracle...when hot and fan is running, first crank is a tad slow but it fires right up. I will start a new thread about the process with new questions.


Following up my own post for those who might find this in the future. The cleanup did not work well. Replacing the brushes and brush plate and lightly sanding the armature worked wonders. Starts like new.




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