Author Topic: Starter Seals  (Read 984 times)


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Starter Seals
« on: August 21, 2002, 09:23:59 AM »
I got back this summer after 3 months of being away from my Vision.  My father had run the bike to town once but while I was away but he was unable to start it the second time.

When I returned I suspected that the battery was weak and sure enough, when I put the charger on it fired up after a bit of cranking.  After an extended cruise I stop shortly to eat lunch.   When I tried to start it again all I got was a weak "rrrrroaw-rrrrrroww".  

About this time I was begining to have a minor panic attack over having to spring for a stator.  I bump started it and rode it home and much to my relief the battery has 12 volts without the engine running so it must be charging OK.

After closer inspection I found it was leaking oil profusely from around the starter.  

My questions are what is the best way to go about getting seals and, do I need to get new brushes?

I remember a post that mentioned using a Honda seal and gave the part # but I am unable to find it.  



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Re: Starter Seals
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2002, 09:04:48 PM »
Did you find a source for your starte seals?  The answer may be in this forum somewhere but have not stumbled upon it.


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Re: Starter Seals
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2002, 08:49:22 PM »
you guys haven't found the place that sells those seals?


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Re: Starter Seals
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2002, 09:32:55 AM »
i'm in the hospital right now with pnumonia , so i haven't been here since fri, and won't be out for a few more days

go to my "replacement parts page" on my website, there is a place in RI with them, cheep, frendly and fast.

instructions for redoing the starter are on my site too, or contact Jason Morris:  he rebuilds our starters.

is it leaking from INSIDE the starter, or from where the starter "plugs into" the case? therte is an o-ring there too...

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