Starter needed


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Johnny Irish
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Starter needed

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Hey Wingers I don't know if you guys remember the ground cable on the starter prob I went thru but I need a new starter now been trying parts supply places they have but not in stock any suggestions


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scotterichmond
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do you think yours is beyond repair?
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Fred Camper
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rebuilding these is easy, consider that first as buying new often is worse quality.

This site has an excellent starter rebuild thread.
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There are nice complete rebuild kits on ebay for under $25. I took mine apart on both my bikes and cleaned the insides. Grease it up and it's like new! After doing that and seeing how easy it was I'm glad I didn't buy a whole starter
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Mine runs like new now and the only expense was my time and the duplicolor engine enamel to paint it up.
Johnny Irish
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Thanks for the replys I bought a rebuilt having trouble installing it the gear is still on the chain but it moved any suggestions on getting the new one back in ?
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you absolutely must have the bike on the side stand. assuming the starter "fits" into the gear, you will get it in just fine. I have found a little leverage on the end of the starter as it starts into the gear is all you need. ( be aware, there have been a few here that bought a "new" starter, just to find out the splines are not the same size, then tried to use the new gear that came with the starter , to find the sprocket is bigger. I hope you don't have the same problem.
Johnny Irish
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Thanks I was thinking that I didn't spend that much time with it yet I ll drain oil the rest of the way and put it on kick stand its on the center stand now just falls away gravity. I'll try the gear they gave me on the old starter if it fits should fit on the gear in the bike I hope I'll let you know when I try later tonite imm at work now
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It is not nessecary to drain the oil, unless you were going to do that anyway. It won't come out.
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Ok thanks some came out when I removed old starter I think I might have added to much oil I just did an oil change recently in the window it's coverd I can't see oil level it's over the window ?
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Johnny Irish wrote:Ok thanks some came out when I removed old starter I think I might have added to much oil I just did an oil change recently in the window it's coverd I can't see oil level it's over the window ?
Yes - and don't run the engine like that! Drain some oil out until you can see the oil level between the marks on the window, when the bike is on its center stand.
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Thanks but it's to late I ran it already seems I allways gotta learn the hard way it wasn't for long but it was knocking ? Hope I didn't do any permanent damage it can't be to much extra in there though ?
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they hold 3.7 qts. of oil.
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Thanks Scotter for all your help today I'll let you know how it all works out ok like I said sure hope I didn't mess it up too bad


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