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Your done!!! Reinstall the battery and give it a test spin for a few seconds while the kill switch is off. Make sure it spins freely and your engine rotates.



When I did this refresh it fixed my starting problems in two ways.



1) It takes considerably less current to roll the bike over now. The starter no longer “Stalls”.

2) The bike actually starts quicker as there is more power going to the ignition system for a hotter spark.



This had made an incredible difference in the starting of my bike. I would recommend to anyone to do this. It is easy, fun and you get a great sense of accomplishment out of it. The job takes about 2 hours to do.



Let me know what you think. Enjoy!!!



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A very professional piece of work both on the starter and on this site. Extremely impressive job and very informative. :clapper::clapper::clapper::clapper:
 

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Needs to be put in the FAQ/Reference section as a sticky. Well done and great pics.
 

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Thanks guys...



A sticky? A FAQ/Reference? I'm flattered! :blushing:



I aim to please!



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Great write up!!

I have my starter on my do-do list. I will definitely be referencing this.

Thanks!!
 

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Only thing I would like to add: when removing/installing the nut with the wire on it, use a thin 10mm wrench to hold the stud below. I loosened up mine and twisted the stud breaking the wires inside. I had to buy a new starter. Just a word to the wise!
 

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Really an excellent description. You should write repair manuals! Wish every repair was referenced like this. Thanks for your effort. :clapper:
 

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! Totally fantastic and the most professional job of documention I have seen.

I am moving this to the FAQ forum and putting a sticky on it right now.

In addition to that, I am making a special Index pointer to this thread.
 

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Thanks guys,

Good point Brianinmain. I did use a wrench but missed putting that info in the article. I have now and I also updated the picture too. Thanks for the reminder.

Glad I could help you guys out.



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that was a very nice job ! did you ever think of writing a shop manual ? ...lol:clapper:
 

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Hi Guys,



Well, if the truth were to be told, I do a bit of technical writing in the IT field. I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination; I just like to explain how things work.



All in all I can’t believe all the attention this little article has gotten. I am very flattered that I got a “sticky”!



I would write more, and I probably will but I like to know my subject well. Although I love to work on my bike, I really don’t have a great place to do it (a portable garage – sort of like a large tent on a concrete slab) so the work that I want to do will have to wait until I get my real garage.



Just about everything I do to the bike I document with pictures. I have 100’s (I do photography too) of detail pictures. I like creating the “how to” articles but there are way more experienced people out there. Who am I to say how something is done?



I am sometimes afraid to work on my bike in fear that I will screw something up terribly. My wife and I love our bike and I would not want to do anything to hurt her (the wife or the bike, hehehe).



Thank you all for all of the positive feedback on this article. It makes the extra effort of doing something and documenting it in detail worth it if I know it can help others.



I’ll write more!! Any request?



Thanks again everyone!



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Great job Tim, that was better than any repair manual I have ever seen......
 
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