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Old 08-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Cry V65 Help

I have a bad starter on my v65. V45 starters are everywhere, the v65 starter's seem much less available. I have a tight budget and the V45 starter are on average a third of the price. Does anyone know if there is a difference between the v45 and v65 starters? If so do you know that the difference is? Will a v45 starter work on a V65? I know some years spin the opposite way, but I found a site that gives basic specs on the starters. It seems the 1982-87 VF 700-750 (with the #MBO) have all the same mechanical specs. The only difference seems the MB4 vs MBO designation (v65 vs v45) in the part numbers. I just don't know
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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V45 and V65 Sabre/Magna spin the same way. Interceptors spin opposite because of final drive (chain versus shaft). I am pretty sure they interchange, but would have to double check.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Sorry, but do you know what is wrong with the starter? Is it truly dead, or can it be cleaned up, and reused?
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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I imagine its like the rest of the 80's hondas using a derivative of the Misutba starters. I have repaired a load of them on cbr's, vf's and cbx's by using the good bits with each.

The biggest issues with them I have found are brush wear and the commutator wearing through. So just swap brush packs or the full armature between them.

Often they are choked up with carbon dust from wearing brushes which slows them down and corroded positive pin, just strip it down and clean it up.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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I have had 3 V-45s and one V-65 and had to "turn" the armatures on all of them and general clean up and install new brushes and they were good to go . Note , after turning them (clean up the armature face ) . Make sure to clean between the sections well , carbon will fill in between along with brass . No worries , easy .
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #6
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Good auto electric shops still rebuild starters, generators and alternators. If you don't have brushes and a lathe handy maybe just drop it off at a shop and see what they can do.
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