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Offline Laverdaroo

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Starter motor question.....
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:57:24 PM »
Hi all, quick question, went to test the starter motor before refit and nothing and after disassembly I find this situation in the body behind the battery terminal on the housing. Are these two supposed to be together and attached to the back of the thread held in my left hand?

Not been into one of these before and a little unsure. I’ve ‘soldering fettling’ tackle so not phased just not sure on proper assembly, any advice would be more than appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Starter motor question.....
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 05:49:39 PM »
Yes they should and never seen that, perhaps the nut was done too tight and spun it off

Offline Laverdaroo

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Re: Starter motor question.....
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 07:27:36 PM »
quite possibly but at least I know and can effect  a repair. Cheers Bryan, cheers for the heads up......i'll crack on ;) :)
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Offline oldchuffer

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Re: Starter motor question.....
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 05:39:16 PM »
I have exactly the same situation. Did the fix work?

Offline McCabe-Thiele (Ted)

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Re: Starter motor question.....
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 05:49:20 PM »
I suspect that as the starter cable was not fitted with two half nuts then the full nut has been over tightened to secure the cable. Not sure if I might have a similar problem when I come to replace my full nut.

With two half nuts you can secure the starter cable using a second spanner to stop it turning the inside wiring if you get my drift - sorry if I'm stating the obvious.
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Offline Laverdaroo

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Re: Starter motor question.....
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 09:37:11 PM »
I have exactly the same situation. Did the fix work?

Yeah, seemed to although the bikes not on the road yet but everything checks out. I re soldered the connections in the shell and made sure the bottom nut was tight before winding on the top half nut. Think that was the issue I think. Its a bit fiddly but seems a good repair.
Mornings are the invention of the devil!
1977 CB550F (new money pit!!)
2002 VFR800 VTEC
1977 CB400F (current money pit!)
1998 Ducati 748\853 conversion
1980 ish CB750KZ in a billion bits (need to get rid!!)

 

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