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ttyR2

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Aftermarket starter quality?
« on: May 20, 2012, 07:21:43 PM »
The starter in my FL350 is totally dead. The commutator is worn out bad enough that it can't be turned down.

Are the aftermarket starters I see on ebay for $120 or so decent? Or should I be on the lookout for a good rebuildable OEM starter?

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 05:20:28 AM »
They are not oem quality,but they are better than that rope.....

ttyR2

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
Looks like the aftermarket starters have only 2 brushes instead of 4, so not as powerful.

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 06:25:35 AM »
I see some of the aftermarket starters now say they are 4 brush in the eBay ads. I have not confirmed that for myself. I have always rebuilt the OEM starter including replacing the commutator with new brass.

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 11:39:56 AM »
Happiness is a freshly turned commutator ring



It's very handy having your own metal lathe  ;D

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 11:41:54 AM »
It looks good. Cleaning the grooves out is that part I find tedious.

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Re: Aftermarket starter quality?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 08:12:27 AM »
I see some of the aftermarket starters now say they are 4 brush in the eBay ads. I have not confirmed that for myself. I have always rebuilt the OEM starter including replacing the commutator with new brass.

I have one comming in the mail, got it on E-bay...supposetly brand new with 4 brush. Got it for 111.00$. I guess i will learn in a very near futur if that was a good buy or not.
But living in Canada i dont expect to use my FL350 during winter times and during summer i have a hole bunch of other stuff going on, so with the kind of use that i will do with it, i think that i should hold for a while.