Originally Posted by Wirespokes
Actually, the Valeo starters are made in France, and they've got a very good reputation. I guess they make starters for just about everything produced in europe from trucks to high-end sports cars. Other applications didn't have the 'dropped-magnet' problem, it was somehow a problem with the bmw bikes. But that was solved with different glue and added retainers between the magnets as the upgraded units don't have that problem.
there was a run of valeo guzzi starters that had the same problem. they're basically the same starter. i have a valeo guzzi starter that works perfect, but i bought it after that first run that dropped magnets...
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