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Just clean the durn thing!
I had a busy weekend. I changed both tires and pulled the starter. The tires really kicked my tail until I got a system going with the C-clamps. Sure rides better. I pulled the starter, took it apart, and cleaned it. The brushes were fine and plenty of them left. The armature had the graphite glaze on it. The area where the fields are bolted was full of gray dust. I just used carbuerator cleaner spray and blew it out with compressed air. I greased the planetary system, the ball bearings, and the bushing and put it back together. It starts so fast now it's scary. It used to not start when the engine got up to operating temperature. And if the cooling fan ever came on it was too hot to start. I had to push-start it several times and what a pain, literally, that was. I kept hitting my right calf on the crash bar and developed a heck of a sore spot. I now know about my wheel bearings, tires and the starter. Time for a long ride. Thanks for all the input on this site, it's fun to have all this collective expertise to draw from. That's where I got the idea to clean and remount the starter.
Trying to keep the rubber side down and the dummy side up.
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#1 11-12-2007, 11:50 PM,


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Just clean the durn thing! - by Winger Ed - 11-12-2007, 11:50 PM
[No subject] - by admin - 11-13-2007, 11:11 AM
[No subject] - by Danooo52 - 01-30-2008, 01:44 PM
[No subject] - by admin - 01-30-2008, 05:03 PM
[No subject] - by Guest - 01-31-2008, 06:21 PM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by MikeM - 05-27-2008, 06:15 PM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by 84cade - 12-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by bs175dths - 07-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by spongebob - 07-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by firstwing85 - 07-11-2012, 12:19 AM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by bs175dths - 07-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Re: Just clean the durn thing! - by unionjack - 07-12-2012, 07:29 AM

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