Originally Posted by blaine.hale
What starter do yall recommend? Is valeo thrustworthy?
Originals = no.
new ones = yes.
Call John and discuss with him. He has a good reputation.
The old ones had glued in magnets that eventually (um, 20 years?) fell off and killed the starter. The new ones are wired into place, are lighter, use less juice, produce more torque than bosch and they're around $180 brand new. I have one. Love it.
The thing Rick @ motorrad sells is about twice the price and some folks love it. I have no experience with it, but I would recommend Rick to anyone. Also good reputation.