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I o-hauled my carbs and was starting the bike to fine tune. I have a new "DB Electrical" starter in the bike. As I was turning the bike over, she fired up and ran for a minute, then stalled. I continued to try to start when all of a sudden as it was turning over, I heard a great mechanical "crunch" and then the starter was free wheeling; bbbzzzzziiiinnnnngggggg!! I took the starter apart and found the planet gears to be stripped, what the hell happened? Are Chinese parts that bad? I thought for a second that the timing belt broke and locked her up.... But not so, pulled the valve covers and plugs and rotated the rear wheel in gear to make sure, it was ok.

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A lot of those after market starters come with fiber gears instead of metal gears. Switch out the old metal gears of the old starter to the new starter and see if that works.
 

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I have a starter from DB Electrical in my bike and it has been in there for almost 4 years with no problem. Before that I bought one from the dealer, it was an aftermarket also but cost twice as much as the DB, It lasted just over 12 months. So who knows what you get thes days. Dwight
 

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I still have my original starter on my 82, I have only put one set of brushes in it.
it's hard to beat the stock Honda parts.
 

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I wish I had the original equipment, its frustrating to get a new starter and the thing shits the bed! I guess the metal the Chinese use is soft as hell...
 
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