Main Motorcycle: Triumph Legend
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greenlawn, NY
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well, back from dealer, they replaced starter. less than 7000 miles but they said it was shot. also had radiator flushed, not sure how often to do that but it had been a while. runs (and starts) well now...
Unless there was an inherent fault from manufacture or the starter was 'hammered' by a defective or semi flat battery over the years it should have lasted a lot longer. These starters are no different from the normal automotive starter in that the main wearing parts are the brushes and commutator. These are easily accessible once the starter is removed (an equally easy task).
As mentioned above, check the earth connections at both the soleniod and engine ends of the earth cable and ensure they are clean and making good contact.
The coolant needs to be changed every two years with a 50/50 mix of quality anti-freeze/inihibitor. Just as important, the cooling system should be thoroughly flushed with clean water prior to adding the new mixture.
I just buy the premixed antifreeze since Distilled water is not so convenient for me to get.
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