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Starter service walkthrough is ready.

Posted By: RightSpin

Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 07:17 AM

Many have commented about a loud whirring/squealing noise coming from the starter immediately after startup. It happens as soon as the engine starts and you release the starter button. The cause is a dirty starter shaft keeping the starter gear from properly retracting after startup. The solution is to clean and lube it.

Here's how:

BMW R11xx Sticking Starter Service

Edit: Try here for the PDF.
Posted By: Dave H

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 11:06 AM

Steve

Thanks for your time and effort in putting this together. I haven't ecountered this problem yet, but it doesn't appear to be a daunting task.
If/when I do have to tackle this problem, I will have your reference with me.

Thanks again!
Posted By: Jay B

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 01:28 PM

Mine sounds fine, but I think I'll do this while I have things apart for my spline lube this winter. Thanks Steve!
Posted By: rkclimer

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 02:12 PM

I can not seem to access the starter service PDF. Is anyone else having this problem.
Ken
Posted By: jviss

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 02:54 PM

timeout trying to access rightspin.com
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 03:05 PM

Quote:

I can not seem to access the starter service PDF. Is anyone else having this problem.
Ken




Sorry guys, every now and then my web server stops responding (even though it is automatically restarted every night).

It's back up now.
Posted By: Les is more

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 03:37 PM

Awesome job, Steve!

Thanks! Uh and I can't thank you enough for coming up with something to give Jamie another project!
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 03:44 PM

Quote:

Awesome job, Steve!

Thanks! Uh and I can't thank you enough for coming up with something to give Jamie another project!




Just trying to keep the guy busy.
Posted By: StretchMark

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 04:18 PM

Nice work Steve!
I decided to sell mine instead of fixing it
Posted By: WildR1150RT

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 04:24 PM

Thanks for the info, I printed it off and placed it in my book of cool repair procedures.
Thanks again...
Posted By: brinkjm

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 04:30 PM

Great writeup and pictures Steve!

Hey, you've got very nice hands for a man (in spite of what David tells me).


Posted By: Jim VonBaden

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 04:58 PM

Very nicely done Steve! Not to mention timely. My starter has started to drag a bit when the butten is released and I will be doing this repair soon.

Thanks!

Jim
Posted By: KMG_365

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 05:17 PM

Sweeeet! Not only another project to distract me from ever finishing my garage, but I get to buy new tools, too!

Thanks, Steve! I owe ya one, Buddy!
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 05:23 PM

Quote:

Great writeup and pictures Steve!

Hey, you've got very nice hands for a man (in spite of what David tells me).






Jim, those ARE David's hands. I was holding the camera.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 05:26 PM

...but I get to buy new tools, too!

It's kind of like a bonus, Jamie. Everyone needs a gear puller.
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/24/04 05:31 PM

Hey, and thanks to all of you for the nice comments. I've received so much useful information from so many of you. This is just a token of my appreciation.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted By: hmeiseles

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 02:46 PM

I was wondering if it would be possible to get the owner of this site to make a tab for all these great procedures in a PDF format so they could be in one place instead of constantly searching for them?

Howard
Posted By: David

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 02:48 PM

Quote:

I was wondering if it would be possible to get the owner of this site to make a tab for all these great procedures in a PDF format so they could be in one place instead of constantly searching for them?




Most of them are, Howard. Click "M/C FAQ" from the menu at the top. This one was just created, but with Steve's permisssion (Steve? Steve?) we'll add it, as well. Meanwhile, we'll "keep" the thread so that it does not auto-delete.
Posted By: KMG_365

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 02:59 PM

Howard, Most of the write-ups like this have been collected in the MC/FAQ page (click here) located in the header on each page under the "touring" in the site's title. There is also a DB faq below that, but they are different pages. As far as putting them all in PDF format, personally, I do not have that software (or ability! ) and or the additional time, but if you do, and would like to contribute any expertise to the project, please feel free! Remember this is a free site run by volunteers and it is always a matter of free time available to do things like this. Many people have stepped up and made some great contributions like this as well as even more time and resource intensive one's (like Ted's Spline Lube Procedure DVD! ) For our continued success, "We've come to rely on the kindness of strangers!" I would think that anyone who has posted these sorts of write-ups would not have any problem with it being made available in PDF format, but as a courtesy, I would check with the authors just to make sure. If you do put something together, let one of the Administrators know and they can add it to the M/C FAQ page for everyone to benefit from! This board is so great because of the time and effort the members contribute! [edit: Dang, that guy types fast! ]
Posted By: Ebbo

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 05:27 PM

Thanks Steve, very well done. Perhaps Iíll take a look at the starter motor as a precaution this winter ,with your walkthrough it should be a breeze.
Thanks again
Posted By: Steve_Reinig

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 06:27 PM

Steve: And another thanks. Since Jamie will have the tools perhaps we can all send our starters to him for maintenance!!!! Isn't that another duty of a moderator????
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/25/04 07:14 PM

Most of them are, Howard. Click "M/C FAQ" from the menu at the top. This one was just created, but with Steve's permisssion (Steve? Steve?) we'll add it, as well. Meanwhile, we'll "keep" the thread so that it does not auto-delete.

David, I would be honored.
Posted By: David

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/30/04 02:40 AM

Quote:

Most of them are, Howard. Click "M/C FAQ" from the menu at the top. This one was just created, but with Steve's permisssion (Steve? Steve?) we'll add it, as well. Meanwhile, we'll "keep" the thread so that it does not auto-delete.

David, I would be honored.




Done. Thanks, Brant.
Posted By: BeniciaRT_GT-GT

Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. - 11/30/04 02:50 AM

Wow!!!!!!!

This board and the people never cease to amaze me!!!

Great job, and thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!
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