HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
c9buff

Mounting the WR starter

4 posts in this topic

Hey guys,

I've got an 05 wr 450. I replaced the starter and my problem is that I can't get the splined starter shaft to mesh with the teeth on the torque limiter. I have tried several times to remove and install the the side cover to get a perfect fit.

Just wondering if there is a trick or procedure that I can do to get the starter and torque limiter to mesh.

thanks in advance,

buff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the same problem.....are you using a new gasket, is the starter brand new or did you just rebuild it, is you limiter gear wore funny from the starter motor turning when it is not suppose to...

I had my starter gear go and it wore my teeth on the limiter in a funny way because the starter would not kick out when the bike was running...i replaced the limiter and ( new starter) found on ebay for 5 bucks like new....runs top now...

another thing did you keep the bolts loose on the starter and then tighten them last after the side cover was mounted ...the starter seems like it can be moved a couple of mills when kept loose and the retightened...

hope this helps....

b

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Whacker,

The starter is new along with the gasket. I will try to loosen the starter and tighten it last.

It just seems that the starter needs to be moved forward a bit to mesh with the torque limiter.

buff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Install the motor but don't install the bolts, push the starter into the torque limiter. It probably wont line up to the starter motor bolt holes so slowly pull the starter motor back from the torque limiter until the bolts line up then tighten them up. You'll have no drama then.

It gave me the shits trying to remove the 8mm bolt from the starter relay to the top of the starter motor though.............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0