after engine is hot the starter will not engage
Posted March 01, 2004 - 12:54 PM
Posted March 01, 2004 - 01:27 PM
Posted March 01, 2004 - 01:41 PM
Posted March 01, 2004 - 01:42 PM
one thing you can do that is very simple is rock the bike backwards in gear. this will turn the starter. if you have a bad spot it will rotate the starter to a new spot on the armature. if that doesn't do it, it's time to cover the basics. make sure all your wires are tight and have good contact. if you can reproduce the problem when you are around tools, remove the small round cover that contains the idler gear. two bolts. remove the idler gear. try the starter again. does it spin? this will isolate the starter and narrow your search. if you are sure the battery has a good charge and good contact and the starter won't spin, your going to have to check the manual for the process to check the starter with a meter. it's a pain to get off, so be sure it's what you want to do.
you say the bike only has 100 miles. did you just get it as a left over? any warrenty left?
Posted March 01, 2004 - 08:48 PM
You can either replace the starter as you cannot buy the armature seperate or I found where the windings join the com they are only crimped and if you have the skill you can resolder and then skim the com or take it to an Armature winder who should be a lot cheaper than a new starter.
It would also be interesting to know what other bikes starters are the same if anyone knows.