High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
No, I meant the long sleeve with the magnets..... if rotated out of position relative to the brushes..... look for that mark on the outside which I hope runs the entire length of the magnet housing and lines up with the same marks on the end caps.
There are 4 permanent magnets, two north pole, two south pole, they have to be in the right place. If 90 degrees off, e.g., the starter will run backwards. If off slightly, the starter loses max power, most efficient when aligned correctly.....
You can Google it.
Let's say the starter runs backwards and you install it.... the starter clutch gears only lock if going forward. If they spin backward they freewheel and do nothing while the starter hums away merrily. Meanwhile you pull the stator cover off to check and everything looks pristine (it is).
If the starter is off-rotation and not getting enough power, it will crank the engine with less power and when you release the starter button, makes a funny noise... no damage, just not what it should be.
When the bike is altogether and you discover this, off comes airbox and throttle bodies again... when you do it three times you kinda get tired of it, LOL... again DAMHIK. Let's just say I learned all this stuff for you.
First, perhaps post a pic of your current alignment.
To test current draw, you'll need a couple of things... I'll see if I can find a write-up.... IF you need it and I hope you don't.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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