Starters


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tegid
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Motorcycle: Goldwing gl1100 1983 with sidecar jeaniel
BMW K75 1985

Starters

Post by tegid » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:50 pm



This is a follow up to a previous post "side cars" I recently bought a side car rig with gl1100 1983. The previous owner warned my of problems with starters - in the box of bits that came along with the bike were two starters mark MITSUBA. Is it worth refurbishing the starters ? Newday777 gave me some good advice and also warned me of short comings of cheap chinese products. This is my first Goldwing and all info is useful.



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Wilcoy02
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Re: Starters

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:18 pm

It doesn't cost that much to refurb. A new starter is expensive and could be the wrong size. Some are a jiggger longer and do not fit.
I take my starters to the alternator repair shop.

tegid
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Motorcycle: Goldwing gl1100 1983 with sidecar jeaniel
BMW K75 1985

Re: Starters

Post by tegid » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:04 pm

In France the general thinking is buy a new one – alternator repair shops I have never seen.
I read of the article by WingAdmin on removing rebuilding starters. And so I stripped both starters and what I found stresses the importance of the third point in his article “Use a thin end wrench to back up the lug…..” I attach a couple of photos to show what happens if you don’t !!
The two starters, both Mitsuba are internally different - starter 1 has the coil connections at the end away from the input lug. and starter 2 has all the connections at the input lug end.
Everything else in the starter looks in good order. Anyone got any advice on re-soldering these connections ? Seems a shame to bin them.
Tegid
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Starter 1  -   sheared connector between lug and internal  conductive strip
Starter 1 - sheared connector between lug and internal conductive strip


Starter 2 - Total failure all connections sheared
Starter 2 - Total failure all connections sheared


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