screaming starter motor
Posted January 30, 2009 - 05:32 AM
is this coman or it on it way out?
are they repairable how easy are they to get off the bike (2005 450) any ideas or tips?
Posted January 30, 2009 - 06:09 AM
Posted January 30, 2009 - 11:29 AM
Disassemble, clean and lube the bearings with moly paste. Make sure the rubber seals are intact between the beel ends and the yoke casing.
William - Is there a difference between moly paste and black moly...disulphide grease? If so, where do you purchase the stuff? Also, do you recommend cleaning/lubing the starter as preventive maintenance procedure even though my starter is working just fine now?
Posted January 30, 2009 - 12:56 PM
In many cases, a properly sealer starter will never (never say never) need attention. However, anytime I rebuild an engine, I take a look at the starter, ensure the bushes and springs are good, the commutor is not too worn, remove any burned spots and lube the bearings.
If you are concerned, it is simple to take apart and lube, hardest part is to get it off the bike! Pay attention when taking it apart, there are usually marks on the three parts, these need to be lined up on reassembly.
If you starter seems to have dead spots or appears to be burned, take the armature to an auto electric shop. They can turn the commutor, clean and do a growler test. Pretty cheap to do and it will be like new when done.
Posted January 31, 2009 - 01:42 AM
Posted January 31, 2009 - 12:10 PM
pushed the button and can only describe the noise as a smiler to when i think a cat would sound when being swung around by its tail
the screeching noise was louder than i don't know what anyway the bike failed to start.
cant believe it died so soon after starting to scream.
so what's involved in getting it off the bike? anything i should now in advance?
Posted January 31, 2009 - 03:37 PM
Remove the red wire from the starter.
Remove the two bolts attaching it to the engine cases, put the starter out.
Posted April 07, 2009 - 04:39 AM
Posted January 10, 2011 - 09:26 PM
rather than starting a new thread thought id just piggy pack onto this one.
My 04 wr450f starter has just started scretching!! sometimes it does it, some times its fine. Sometimes it doesn;t even spin.. like its got a flat battery or its "sticky" you keep hitting the button tries and tries and then bang it will go at any given time. the battery is good so can rule that one out.
Can any one suggest if it is just a case of remove, clean and lube or is it more than that cosidering the go or no go starter.
Posted January 19, 2011 - 11:32 AM
Posted January 19, 2011 - 02:51 PM
However im not convinced as i sometime get scream when i kick over by leg or when the you switch of the engine and it comes to a rest... scretch. thinking i might dive deeper into the started clutch behind the magneto.
Posted January 21, 2011 - 08:01 PM