Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2001 Adventurer
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Replacing starter brushes
Based on my reading around here, I think I am at the point where I have to replace the brushes, if not the entire starter on my '01 Adventurer:
1. I was getting the solenoid click a couple of weeks ago. Cleaned out the contacts and regreased them, she started great for about five days.
2. Back to the click (no turn over). However, if I put it in gear and rocked the bike, she'd start up fine. (Side note; how does engaging the clutch plate free up the starter mechanism?)
3. Last night, did the same procedure as #2, but the starter sounds like it was really struggling to move, and I just put in a new battery about two months ago.
So that leads me to this: does anyone have a good step by step procedure for fixing starter brushes? Other expert advice?
I don't mind wrenching; I can learn but I'm no expert, just a poor grad student who needs to save $$$ and would rather not spend $600 bucks on a new starter. Thanks, fellas.