Electric Starter System
Starter Clutch Inspection
Alternator Rotor (see Alternator Rotor/Starter Clutch Re-
Starter Chain Guide (see Starter Motor Removal)
Starter Motor Sprocket (see Starter Motor Removal)
Starter Chain (see Starter Clutch Sprocket Removal)
Install the alternator rotor with the starter clutch.
Turn the starter clutch sprocket [A] by hand. The starter
clutch sprocket should turn counterclockwise freely [B],
but should not turn [C] clockwise.
If the clutch does not operate as it should or if it makes
noise, disassemble the starter clutch, examine each part,
and replace any worm or damaged parts.
Starter Relay Inspection
Remove the left side cover (see Left Side Cover Removal
in the Frame chapter).
Remove the starter relay.
Connect a hand tester [A] and one 12 V battery [B] to the
starter relay [C] as shown.
If the relay does not work as specified, the relay is defec-
tive. Replace the relay.
× 1 Ω
When battery is connected → 0 Ω
When battery is disconnected → ∞ Ω
Measure the length [A] of each brush.
If any is worn down to the service limit, replace the brush
plate assembly [B].
Starter Motor Brush Length
12.0 ∼ 12.5 mm (0.472 ∼ 0.492 in.)
8.5 mm (0.335 in.)
Brush Spring Inspection
Check that the brush springs are in place and will snap
the brushes firmly into place.
If not, reinstall or replace the spring.
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