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Old 02-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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is my starter fried

i have continuity between both posts on my starter and there is no action when i give it power. if so will i be able to find somebody to rewind it easily?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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Year & model of bike is applicable on this one.

There is somebody who rebuilds starters and riders have done it themselves or taken them to the corner electric shop but the most common solution these days is a modern starter. This might not be the cheapest solution but it does seem popular.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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it is a /6. are you saying that it is messed up with the symptoms?
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I'm sorry but I'm not a good one for electrical diagnosis on the Internet. I seem to be able to stumble through my own problems sometimes but when I'm stumped I ask my housemate or somebody else.

I suppose the battery is not the problem? Does it start if you bang sharply on the starter with something heavy? On /6 bikes the symptom you report is often nothing more than dirty electric leads in the starter relay. This relay is on the left side of the bike under the tank. I forget how many wires go to it exactly, I think it's 5 or 6. If you can find a wiring diagram it will tell you. Wiggle the wires to the relay and half remove reinsert them. This will often get a /6 going.

(From your original question I thought you were the one saying it's the starter.)
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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i pulled all the wires and ran wires directly to a battery. this is when i looked around with a meter. i thought i had a relay issue when it appeared my post leading to the starter ground was always giving me a ground. i disconnected all wires and discovered that i had continuity between the starter connections. can somebody look at theirs and see what they get. mine is a bosch starter.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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If you decide to replace your starter, it could be either have an 8 or 9 tooth sprocket. This matches a flywheel of 92 or 111 teath on the ring gear. Just make sure that you count the teeth on the flywheel to ensure that you buy the right starter.

The original Bosch starter can be rebuilt, most of the parts should be available, however the Valeo and Nippon Denso replacements are capable of turning the engine over more quickly than the Boschs and provide a better starting experiance
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