Starter problems

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Starter problems

Post by Saintjude33 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:58 am

So- after perusing the forums over this issue I have decided to rebuild the starter on my 86 Aspy.

It's the typical, she starts, she rides, she shuts off- all like she should- but when she'd hot it's a PITA to start her up again.

My question- I did the dog-bone fuse conversion, but Ebay offers something like this ... Ph&vxp=mtr

any opinions on it?

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Re: Starter problems

Post by Rednaxs60 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:22 am

Having the fuse part of the starter solenoid keeps wiring and such very neat. Installed one similar on my bike. I think it also comes with a spare 30 amp fuse. The OEM wire connector has to be modified to fit these new starter solenoids, but there is an aftermarket connector(on eBay as well) you can get to replace the OEM connector and are made to fit these new solenoids.

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Re: Starter problems

Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:42 am

i've also used some of those eBay solenoids. the only thing is you have to be aware of is some of them are "mirror image" parts. in other words, you sometimes have to reverse your 4 wire connector,(connect it backwards) in order for it to work. when you connect it, press your starter button and watch for your power. if it doesn't come on when you press the starter button, reverse the connection plug, press the starter button again and it should fire up.


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