Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: wymple on August 19, 2015, 02:50:00 PM

Title: Starter worth salvaging?
Post by: wymple on August 19, 2015, 02:50:00 PM
The OEM starter on my 84 Cal II always worked, but sometimes it seemed to struggle and turn more slowly. So after a decade of it being just that way, never getting any worse, I replaced it. Since it wasn't all that bad, is it worth it to send it to a place in Wisconsin to have it rebuilt to new condition? The replacement works just fine and only took a few days to show up, also has a slightly better clearance for the carb. Do these OEM's have any real value?
Title: Re: Starter worth salvaging?
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 19, 2015, 03:11:15 PM
If you're handy, why not rebuild it yourself?

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe_starter_and_solenoid_repair_-bosch-.html
Title: Re: Starter worth salvaging?
Post by: Vasco DG on August 19, 2015, 04:53:10 PM
Yeah, the Bosches are stone-axe simple and certainly worth hanging on to for low compression, sub 1100 motors.

Pete
Title: Re: Starter worth salvaging?
Post by: Testarossa on August 19, 2015, 05:18:24 PM
When my Bosch started turning slowly a number of years ago, I opened it up and found a lot of greasy mung inside -- three decades' of accumulated road filth. I dug it out, washed the bits, soldered in some new brushes and it was good as new -- until the flood of 2013. Then I put on a cheap Chinese starter but the Bosch is under the bench in reserve.