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1Back to top Go down    electrical help needed urgently. on Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:33 pm

shipo282

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hey y'all. does anyone know of mechanic or likewise minded Peron who could sort some electrical issues for me. must be Kent UK based though. the closer to Ashford the better. any suggestion or help gratefully received.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:44 pm

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If you tell us which bike you have and describe the symptoms we maybe able to help you here.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 pm

ungaas

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I live in Medway, Kent. Post your bike info and problems you're experiencing as suggested.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm

shipo282

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sorry thought I hats an 83 (B) k100. the problems are intermittent dash lights. no tail light and assorted other quirky issues. basically I need someone who knows the wiring on there to sort it for me (for reasonable remuneration of course).

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:53 pm

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As the starter motor provides an earth run, dirty or worn brushes can cause all sorts of electrical issues. It's a simple job to remove the starter and check/clean the commutator and replace the brushes if needed.

Mike

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:46 pm

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What Mike says - search 'starter motor' on the forum.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Chocolate

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Hello!

What I would suggest:

1.) could be a mass problem.
Solution 
= check the connection at the battery
= check the mass cable at the left side of the bike, connecting to the gear box.

2.) still a mass issue the starter coals a bad, this is a we'll know issue that results in many electric issues as you write!
Solution
= take the starter out and replace with a well known used one
= better, buy a starter brushes sett and refurbish the starter

All easy stuff to do





You will find a how to here in the forum or just ask

Cheers


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8Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:44 pm

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ok having had a Google about (that's advanced interweb use by my standards) I can't find a starter motor brush kit anywhere. could some kind person please post me a link. 🤠

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:56 pm

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10Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:21 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I think BMW sell the brush kit but the fastest way to get the BMW  parts is probably www.motorworks.co.uk or www.motobins.co.uk

Its not an expensive item and is a diy fit. Only 2 bolts holding the starter in place but can take a bit of wriggling to get it out because of the O ring.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:42 pm

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shipo282 wrote:ok having had a Google about (that's advanced interweb use by my standards) I can't find a starter motor brush kit anywhere. could some kind person please post me a link.  🤠
in addition to Chocolate's links...
http://www.james-sherlock.co.uk/shop/k75-k100-k1100-k1200/engine-electrics-283/starter-motor-287/starter-motor-brush-kit-detail

When buying spares (in UK), I tend to look at James Sherlock, Motobins and Motorworks and compare stock availability and price. Some things are cheaper on one site and other things are cheaper on one of the others - in this case, it looks like buying the positive and negative bits separate from Motorworks is cheaper (by about £7) than James Sherlock's kit (which seems to have the same bits, but packaged together in a kit).

Always good to shop around and keep them competitive - in terms of service, i have always had very good service from all three.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:46 pm

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Google backspin starter, it can work as a fix. But at least check your brushes if it works.
Regards Martin.

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:27 pm

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If you replace the brushes yourself be sure to mark the starter housing and end caps for position before disassembly.  Putting the parts back together in the wrong orientation can cause the starter to spin the wrong direction.  It's not hard to do, I just put one mark on one end cap with another mark on the main body next to it.  I do the same on the other end cap but use two marks.


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2004 R1150RT 178,100 miles 
1991 K100LT 128,700 miles
1982 R100RT 106,900 miles
Total 413,700 BMW miles

AMA,BMWRA,BMWMOA


The cheapest thing on a BMW is the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: electrical help needed urgently. on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:54 pm

shipo282

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thank you all. your help is so appreciated.

    

15Back to top Go down    Sorted Or Not? on Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:22 pm

tagaz

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Issue sorted out or not.
I am interested in learning from your experience.

Regards,

Troy

    

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