Electrical Starter System
Measure the outer diameter [A] of the commutator [B].
Replace the starter motor with a new one if the commu-
tator diameter is less than the service limit.
Using a digital meter, measure the resistance between
any two commutator segments [A].
If there is a high resistance or no reading (∞) between any
two segments, a winding is open and the starter motor
must be replaced.
Using the digital meter, measure the resistance between
the segments and the shaft [B].
If there is any reading at all, the armature has a short and
the starter motor must be replaced.
Even if the foregoing checks show the armature to be
good, if may be defective in some manner not readily
detectable with the digital meter. If all other starter mo-
tor and starter motor circuit components check good,
but the starter motor still does not turn over or only turns
over weakly, replace the starter motor with a new one.
Starter Relay Inspection
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Left Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Tuck up the cover [A] and disconnect the connector [B].
22.0 mm (0.87 in.)
21.5 mm (0.85 in.)
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