Starter motor spinning back words?

4 replies to this topic
  • simon@vic

Posted March 04, 2005 - 02:06 PM


to the best i can figure out, after i took my starter apart, it stared spinning back words. mine is spinning counter clockwise. and to best i can tell its supposed to spin clockwise? am i right? {looking at bike from the left}.

at first i thought it was the starter clutch or torque limiter but then i noticed the starter spinning the wrong way. or i miss something else. or maybe I'm an idiot :)

thx for any help.....

  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 04, 2005 - 05:07 PM


Just change the polarity so it spins the other direction. The DC wires are connected to the main circuit by two wires. The direction of the motor shaft rotation can be changed by reversing the polarity (swap the positive and negative wires) of the motor supply voltage. :) Have you got the brushes installed right? You may have the wrong brush wiring when you re-assembled it. :)

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  • simon@vic

Posted March 04, 2005 - 06:12 PM


it comes apart tomorow. i thought of the brushes, but i dont think the wires will strech far enough to go in the wrong slot on the other side.................

i didnt disconnect anything internaly. just poped it apart and cleaned it......

  • Gadsen

Posted March 04, 2005 - 07:00 PM


As mentioned, if you just rebrushed is, the brushes are on wrong. On a DC motor with a permanent magnet feilds, changing the wires around (polarity) is all that needed or swap brush leads.

  • simon@vic

Posted March 05, 2005 - 12:57 AM


i didnt put new brushes in it.......


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