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Old 12-09-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Starter Hang-up

I have a Nippondenso starter in a '92 GS that I installed in 2007, 25k miles ago.
With the change in the weather, that is Winter, and the cold morning starts, the starter engages but seems to hang-up in that position for a few seconds.
When the bike or the outside temperature is warm it's starts normally.
Is this a sign of shelling out $ for a new starter?
Or might it just need a good cleaning?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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Clean and grease the bendix gear.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Yep,that should do it.If not,I'll be glad to have a look at it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Clean and grease the bendix gear.
So I know I can clean & grease the bendix gear (engages with fly wheel) without disassembling the starter, that's easy.
But should the investigation go a step further?
I found this link http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom...ng_starter.pdf but thats a Valeo starter.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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After 6-7 years of operation it might be a good idea to disassemble, inspect, clean and lubricate the starter.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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i agree. my earlier comment was more directed at the portion of the gear that is inside the housing, not just the external bendix gear. you can see the internal part that twists when the start engages the flywheel in page 7 of the pdf you linked at the top of the page.

the pdf is for a valeo, but the ND starter is very similar, at least to an airhead valeo. the one for the 1150gs appears to be a bit different.



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Old 12-10-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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Yep,that should do it.If not,I'll be glad to have a look at it.
Thanks for the offer!

.....but I going where I've never gone before........... inside my starter.

My first question, is there printed assistance (other than the afore mentioned pdf) for the uninformed about dismantling, inspecting & cleaning a Nippondenso starter?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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if you folllow the directions in the clymer manual for taking apart a valeo that was fitted to airheads you'll be pretty close. otherwise see if rick at ME has directions that are specific to the ND starter.


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Thanks for the offer!

.....but I going where I've never gone before........... inside my starter.

My first question, is there printed assistance (other than the afore mentioned pdf) for the uninformed about dismantling, inspecting & cleaning a Nippondenso starter?
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