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Offline Hamilton

Starter Motor
« on: February 26, 2019, 07:21:51 am »
Hi Guys, After doing various mods and trying different ideas, my starter motor on the 1200 GS 2008 is still dragging sometimes, 8 out of 10 times, so have decided to replace the starter. I did read some time ago about a non original starter that will fit/work, but now can't find that thread. Mine is a Bosch, BMW part no.
  1241 7 691 956 03.
 Bosch No. 0 001 106 409  (410)
 Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
 Thanks
 

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Re: Starter Motor
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 08:52:39 am »
Hi Guys, After doing various mods and trying different ideas, my starter motor on the 1200 GS 2008 is still dragging sometimes, 8 out of 10 times, so have decided to replace the starter. I did read some time ago about a non original starter that will fit/work, but now can't find that thread. Mine is a Bosch, BMW part no.
  1241 7 691 956 03.
 Bosch No. 0 001 106 409  (410)
 Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
 Thanks

Firstly, are you sure you have the correct battery in the bike?

What have you done to the starter so far?

What model is the bike?
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Re: Starter Motor
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 08:58:25 am »
Hi Guys, After doing various mods and trying different ideas, my starter motor on the 1200 GS 2008 is still dragging sometimes, 8 out of 10 times, so have decided to replace the starter. I did read some time ago about a non original starter that will fit/work, but now can't find that thread. Mine is a Bosch, BMW part no.
  1241 7 691 956 03.
 Bosch No. 0 001 106 409  (410)
 Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
 Thanks

Firstly, are you sure you have the correct battery in the bike?

What have you done to the starter so far?

What model is the bike?
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Offline Hamilton

Re: Starter Motor
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 09:40:52 am »
Hi Jughead,, from day one I have had a dragging starter. Its a 2008 model with 72 000 on the clock. I replace the battery every 12 months with new just to make sure I don't have that problem. Its a gel battery 14 amphour battery. I have run an extra 16mm2 cable down from the battery to the mounting bolt of the starter motor to eliminate a bad earth. I have also taken a jumper cable and gone from the positive terminal direct to the stater and it still drags. The starter motor virtually comes to a stand still then swings the bike engine. I put a dc ampmeter on the starter to see the current and it is very high. Did this a long time ago so cant remember but think it was in the region of 80 amps when the starter is powered up. I stripped the starter and it was not very dirty. Brushes look good, no arcing on the stater,
Hope this helps :thumleft:
 

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Re: Starter Motor
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 07:47:30 am »
Stripped the starter again and gave it a good clean and and lube where needed. It seems a lot better now, actually better than it ever has been. So for now am happy. :thumleft: