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RIDE RED
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I have a 1990 cbr1000f and my starter is toast. It cranks but as soon every other compression stroke it whines and won't turn over the engine enough to start it. I found a starter for $100 on eBay but I'm cheap and would rather just rebuild mine instead. Anyone know where I can find a rebuild kit? How much it would cost? Or even know how difficult it is?

Thanks in advance!

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Bitches love Fighters
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take it apart slowly. take pictures along the way. clean and recut the brushes. clean everything else. put it back together. they are rather easy to rebuild.
 

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Bitches love Fighters
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youre welcome. if you end up feeling like youre in over your head let me know.
 

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RIDE RED
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Well here's the deal...

tying to diagnose a bad starter. Pulled it and disassembled it. Cleaned it. Reinstalled. Still getting the same " crank crank whine" scenario. Pulled it again. Bench tested it in my vise with a battery jumper box. Spins well no issues. Reinstalled and tested, same issue. Used the battery jumper to bypass the solenoid, same " crank crank whine" issue. So now I am left with a bunch of what if's....

Starter can't operate under a load.
Alternator is binding keeping it from wanting to crank.
Something wrong with the starter clutch? Which I have NO idea how it operates or what it does but from what I can see in the book it is not something I want to replace!

Please help....

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that sounds like they are in good shape. pull the plugs and see how it spins
 
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