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Old 04-30-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Starters ?

After searches and googling as best I can tell BMW, Harley, and Gold Wings live in their own aftermarket starter universe.
I have to replace the starter on a1981 Yamaha XV920RH I am working on. Appears to have overheated.
Anyway narrowed it down to DB Electrical Gold (2 year warranty) or Arrowhead.
Went with the Arrowhead, fwiw, if I like and keep the bike an upgrade to an 84-85 XV1000 Virago starter system is the preferred answer to lousy oem choice.
The melt on the commentator bothers me though.
Should the starter relay be replaced?
Is there any check besides off and on?

The 81-82 XV920R and XV750 Viragos, 83 XV920 Virago, and the 83-85 XV750 Virago share cases and poorly designed starter set up. How many problems with aftermarket starters are design and how many poor quality no way to know.

Hopefully Arrowhead is solid. Very curious on responses concerning relay.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM   #2
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Stock starter solder melted and flung around inside of starter case.
Arrowhead starter is four brush and seems a quality unit.
Bike starts and runs.
Purchased Caltric starter relay, $8 shipped.
Concern is with melted starter. OP running starter too long ok. Relay sticking not ok.
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