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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question Have you used Starter Rebuild Kits ?

A few different options are available on ebay.

Some include many washer/spacers...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251170405380...84.m1423.l2649

Some include two bearings & different pieces....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Starter-KIT-...779346&vxp=mtr

What is this kit ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/STARTER-REPA...935668&vxp=mtr

Anyone have experience rebuilding Starters ?
What parts/pieces are actually needed/utilized ?
Do the Bearings typically wear out ?

Pls share Any experience you may have - all info will be much appreciated.

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...have a vulcan good day!

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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I've rebuilt my starter twice. Ill send you the link & more info when I get a chance.
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Starters generally wear out the brushes and the holding springs get weak. What you are looking for is the brush plate and brushes, I wouldn't worry about the bushings/bearings unless the armature has excessive play and rattles. I was going to pick up the second kit for mine, use the plate, brushes and O-rings and pitch the rest. It is an easy job, the only hard part is getting the brushes on the armature during reassembly, but that's not that hard. Hope this helps.

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OK, your first link is the kit I "Just" used.
Everything in the kit is used when rebuilding your starter.
The bearing was a total pain in the a$$! Auto Zone has a "blind hole puller".
This is what you'll need to get the bearing out.
Everything else is pretty straight forward.
Clean the inside of the housing with some high grit sand paper & clean the armature this way as well. You want everything nice & fresh.

One tip I do have for you is when your putting the brushes in (there's four) if you have small clamps with rubber ends (as not to damage the new brushes), use four clamps to hold the brushes into their housing which is spring loaded while your re-assembling.

Trying to hold all four brushes & reassemble everything is next to impossible. I did it the first time but I couldn't tell you how.
I came up with the clamps this time & it worked slicker than snot! lol



Once the armature is in far enough to retain the brushes, release the clamps.

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I had my starter apart the other day. I skimmed and undercut the armature, but it was pretty good anyway. The bearings were fine. the brushes looked good and the springs were, well springy ! it was very dirty, and the bearings were a little dry. I cleaned everything up and put the brushes in first with the springs removed, assembled the brush plate on the commutator and then fitted the springs. It was a pretty easy job. fitted two new o rings and a little moly grease on the bearings. Slapped some black paint on it, job done.

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Like everyone said, they are pretty easy to rebuild as long as you are organized taking it apart.

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i rebuilt different starters before and most of the time brushes are the only thing that really wears on them

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Got my kit but no directions so i guess I'll wing it.

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Is this just a brush plate kit, or full kit with bushings?

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Is this just a brush plate kit, or full kit with bushings?
Pretty much everything looks like. Im at the beach visiting folks and while i love the beach, man i hate wasting three good tinkering days.

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