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Old 10-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #688
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Originally Posted by Bronco638 View Post
My DR's starter has developed a little bit of a squeal during start. It only seems to happen after the bike has been sitting outside in the parking garage all day (cool temps). The weather has started to change here (Chicago) so that day time highs are in the 50s/60s. In the morning when the DR has been sitting in the (warm) garage overnight, it doesn't make a sound.

I looked at the shop manual and it seems that some lubrication is required. But, I didn't want to take a lot of things apart in case this sound might indicate bigger issues. I plan to address it over the winter but thought I would ask the collective now.

Has anyone else experienced this? TIA, Dave.
Sounds like a duck with a sore throat? Perfectly normal, they've been doing it for years
"Don't worry" they said "It could be worse"
So I didn't worry and it did get worse!

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