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Hi,



As a dim light of hope finally flickers on my “Bad Weather To-Do” list (a big list and a lot of bad weather), I find myself in position where I can very easily remove my starter, dismantle it and clean it out and inspect it. It’s something I have wanted to do for awhile. The exhaust is off… It’s just staring at me… whispering in a soft and seductive voice…





Clean me





My question is:



Can the starter be removed safely while ON the center stand?



Because of some other work going on, I cannot put the bike on the side stand at this time. I have seen some say yes… others say no. Something to do with losing a gear inside???



What say you that have done this before?



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I've done it on mine when it was on the centerstand. It was actually easier than when I did it another time while on the sidestand.
 

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It just makes it easier to get the gear back on the shaft.
 

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Hi Guys,



In either respect, is there a danger of anything falling inside the engine case?



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The only thing that should fall into the engine is the sprocket for the starter itself. If it did, you could get it out with patience and a bent wire (or magnet on flexible staff).



If you can wait for side-stand it is a 30 minute effort. Otherwise you should feel OK to go for it now.
 

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Great How-to, Tim. Just a question, what type of grease can be used in this application?

Good wrenchin,
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Hi Todd,



I used a heavy duty high temp, high pressure marine bearing grease that is put ot by Lucas Products. I would think that any good quality grease should work fine.



It can't go anywhere and the gears only run for a few seconds at a time.



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Thanks! Another wekend project!

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Excellent! And just in time for my next project! Thanks Mr. Magic!
 
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