Starter Gear


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Starter Gear

Postby ortiger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:19 am



I have a 85 LTD 1200 Trike and the gear and chain where the starter fits in has move over. Is there any way I can get the gear and chain to move back to center so the starter will fit back in the gear without taking the motor out? The gear hasn't slip of the chain yet it has just move over about an inch from center.



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Re: Starter Gear

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:37 am

Normally the easiest way to accomplish this is to put the bike on the side stand - but that isn't going to work in your case. I'd suggest putting a trolley jack under your right rear wheel and jacking it up in the air, to tilt the bike and help convince the gear to move back to where you need it to be to fit the starter shaft into it.

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Re: Starter Gear

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:52 am

I heard of one guy who held it in place and then used a large magnet on the backside to keep it there till he could slip the starter into place.

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Re: Starter Gear

Postby ortiger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:18 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Normally the easiest way to accomplish this is to put the bike on the side stand - but that isn't going to work in your case. I'd suggest putting a trolley jack under your right rear wheel and jacking it up in the air, to tilt the bike and help convince the gear to move back to where you need it to be to fit the starter shaft into it.


Thanks for the information I did what you said and it worked find. I jacked the right rear wheel up far as I could with out tipping it over and I moved the gear and chain over and put the starter back on and put ever thing back together and it's running find. The Honda Dealer told me before I put the post up I had to take the motor out which would be around $900.00 for pulling the motor and putting it back in.
Thanks again

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Re: Starter Gear

Postby ortiger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:22 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I heard of one guy who held it in place and then used a large magnet on the backside to keep it there till he could slip the starter into place.

Thank for the information

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Re: Starter Gear

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:24 pm

ortiger wrote:Thanks for the information I did what you said and it worked find. I jacked the right rear wheel up far as I could with out tipping it over and I moved the gear and chain over and put the starter back on and put ever thing back together and it's running find. The Honda Dealer told me before I put the post up I had to take the motor out which would be around $900.00 for pulling the motor and putting it back in.
Thanks again


Glad to hear it worked out for you! Sadly, that dealer experience you have had is more the norm than the exception.




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