Often overlooked maintenance item
Posted October 17, 2012 - 04:38 AM
Posted October 17, 2012 - 04:57 AM
Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:09 AM
On older bikes (2003-4) it is a phillips screw, newer ones it is a bolt. If you have the screw now, put it back together with the bolt instead. it will be easier to disassemble in the future.
To prevent this from happening I coat mine in a good dielectric grease...
Also, be careful with the pressure washer in that area, as you see that rubber boot does not seal very well.
Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:29 AM
Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:49 AM
Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:51 AM
what do you do if the post is corroded pretty badly? is it possible to open the starter and solder in a new post?
Is it corroded so badly you cannot get the screw off or a new screw on?
If so, you may be out of luck. That is a part of the starter that is not available from any source. At least not new.
The brush kit does not include it.
What you could probably do is find another dead starter that failed for other reasons and transplant the wire post or the end cap to your other starter.