I just removed my electric starter the other day because of a squealing noise. New springs and brushes installed. I do not quite get the yoke position. In my manual it says I should align the yoke against a marking on the cover. However, I do not see a marking on the yoke, so I am not sure the yoke is positioned correctly?
"make sure the two magnets inside the yoke are exactly lined up with the positive terminal sitting on top of the starter motor".
I don't get it...there are two magnets inside the yoke, right? Only one can be align towards the positive terminal at a time? Or am I misunderstanding?
Yeah....I really had a problem with this too. There mine definitely didn't have this mark either!! Of course, i didn't realize this till i went to put it back together!!! i'm there were plenty of long marks on that casing.
FOR THOSE OF YOU ABOUT TO DO THIS........MARK ALL THREE PIECES OF THE MOTOR BEFORE YOU TAKE IT APART.
i really thought i was good but since i wasn't sure, i put the motor back on the bike (sort of) and connected the ground and positive and hit the button....yep..spun the wrong way. i then marked the case and spun it 180degrees and its fine now.