Starter motor problem

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Starter motor problem

Post by Robbie1968 »

Hi guys rebuilt my gl1100 starter motor which was not turning at all. I have tried bench testing it, but it only turns very slowly and then stops altogether. Generates quite a bit of heat in the connection.
It turns smoothly and easy by hand and all the parts look ok inside, brushes etc. Is it time for a new one ?

Thanks for the help

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Re: Starter motor problem

Post by DenverWinger »

How about some pics of the brushes & commutator?
There are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary numbers, and those that don't. :lol:

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♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
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