Originally Posted by chasbmw
Hopefully the overhaul kit contains the metal bushes, in which the starter armature runs, when these get worn the armature cocks sideways under load and the starter runs very slowly consuming large amounts of battery power.
If the repro Valeo is that same as the one in my 1070 bike, they seem to work fine.
Yep, got the bushes and the brushes. Here's a tip for anyone else doing this: don't buy it off the EME ebay site, the price is double what it is on their website.