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#21005 - 11/24/04 07:17 AM Starter service walkthrough is ready.
RightSpin Offline
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Registered: 09/13/02
Posts: 8196
Loc: South GA Mountains
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.
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2016 BMW R1200GS
2003 KTM 625SXC (for sale)
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#21006 - 11/24/04 11:06 AM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
Dave H Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 39
Loc: Spring Hill, FL
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!
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#21007 - 11/24/04 01:28 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
Jay B Offline
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Registered: 12/15/01
Posts: 246
Loc: Vermillion SD
Mine sounds fine, but I think I'll do this while I have things apart for my spline lube this winter. Thanks Steve!
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#21008 - 11/24/04 02:12 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
rkclimer Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 67
Loc: Washington, Penna.
I can not seem to access the starter service PDF. Is anyone else having this problem.
Ken

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#21009 - 11/24/04 02:54 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
jviss Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 777
Loc: Westborough, MA
timeout trying to access rightspin.com
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#21010 - 11/24/04 03:05 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: rkclimer]
RightSpin Offline
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Registered: 09/13/02
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Loc: South GA Mountains
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.
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2016 BMW R1200GS
2003 KTM 625SXC (for sale)
1981 BMW R100CS

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#21011 - 11/24/04 03:37 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
Les is more Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 7729
Loc: San Diego, CA
Awesome job, Steve!

Thanks! Uh and I can't thank you enough for coming up with something to give Jamie another project!
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#21012 - 11/24/04 03:44 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: Les is more]
RightSpin Offline
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Registered: 09/13/02
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Loc: South GA Mountains
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.
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2016 BMW R1200GS
2003 KTM 625SXC (for sale)
1981 BMW R100CS

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#21013 - 11/24/04 04:18 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: RightSpin]
StretchMark Offline
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 2153
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Nice work Steve!
I decided to sell mine instead of fixing it
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#21014 - 11/24/04 04:24 PM Re: Starter service walkthrough is ready. [Re: StretchMark]
WildR1150RT Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 121
Loc: Clovis, Ca
Thanks for the info, I printed it off and placed it in my book of cool repair procedures.
Thanks again...
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04 Black R1150RT

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