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Hi folks,

Has anybody ever ordered a new or rebuilt starter from DB Electric? They have a very good price on a new starter for my 82 aspy, $100.00. I've seen Stockers as well, and they seem competitive, but just a bit more expensive.

What do you think?

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As is with most things, you get what you pay for. But it could be from the same source.

I've always just rebuilt my old one, and have had great luck. Or even rebuilt one from a parts bike. Either way you're getting good Japanese technology starter, rather than an Chinese look alike.
 

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Stocker has both, i bought a chinese copy for my gl1000 been ok for last 4 monthsride it almost every day.
 

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Silicon Sam wrote:
I've always just rebuilt my old one, and have had great luck. .
What did you do? Did you replace brushes? I tried to rebuild starter and it didn't work. Well, it was fine untill I installed it. Even starter shop couln't do it.
 

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I just stuck brushes in mine. It was turning over slow before I put brushes in it. Cleaned it up while I had it apart. Did all the test recommended in the book when I had it apart. Now all is well, put brushes in it last fall. Spins over nice and quick, bike starts up nice.
 

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I recently had the starter for my 93 rebuilt at a local motor shop. He had bearings to fit but no brushes, so I got him brushes thru the Honda dealer. Worked out just fine.



As I was trouble shooting the failed starterand looking around for new or used it seemed that there are 1500 starters with a single post and others with two posts? (mine has a single post) anyone know the difference?
 

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I bought a new starter from DB for my 1982 Aspy. $118 and it has lasted 2 years so far.

I had to use the old o-ring because the new ones don't fit.
 

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I went through 2 of the cheap Chinese starters in 1 1/2 years, then bought a rebuilt Japanese from stocker, about the same price as the new Chinese. Works perfect yet after 8 months. Doug
 

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Hey madmonkey, I have a starter from DB Electric on my bike right now. It has been on there for over 3 years and I have had no problems with it. I bought one from the dealership for $249.00 and it lasted about a year. It was a Ricks Motorsports I think. The windings in it fried just from normal use. I will buy again from DB when this one goes out. Just my 2 cents. Dwight
 

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Thanks alot guys for the info. I just bought it from DB ($112.00) and I guess I'll cross my fingers...I'm sure it will be good for a while as this bike is a luxury, not a primary ride.

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I've bought a number of electrics from DB over the years and never had any problems.
 
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