I would like some opinions.
My 06 1200R 35k miles started showing a problem. intermittently the starter does not engage. I replaced the original batter, cleaned all the connections but it still is doing it.
1) Can I do something else before i rip it open.
2) Continuing to ride it make it worse ?
3) The moter seems fine, should I just replace the clutch and Solenoid ?
Anything else. ???
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Mine was doing the same thing and it was indeed the starter clutch. I went ahead and replaced the whole starter as the stock ones are made with needle bearings and the one I replaced with contains ball bearings. Supposed to have a much longer life, but we will see. Hope you get it fixed and running soon.
Many good reports about the All Balls 1.4Kw starter but I have just ordered an Ultra Chrome 1.4Kw from Eastern Performance Cycles. I would have gone for the All Balls version but everyone (including All Balls) are showing no stock so I guessed it may be some time before it shipped. I'll post once I have received and fitted the new starter.
My patience and the Winter Rebuild are not well matched.
2004 XL1200 R
Cylinder Head Work including:
1.900 intake 7MM 4.425 SG
1.615 Exhaust 7MM 4.651 SG
7MM Beehive Spring 600 Lift
Striker Performance 7MM Valve Spring Kit
HP 3563 30D76 3.563 30 Degree Piston with Reverse Dome, 76 CC Chamber
XL/ Buell 1250 kit, Black With Highlighted Fins
04/Buell XB Intake 10.676x.065x3/8 (-.050)
04/Buell XB Exhaust 10.730x.065x3/8 (-.050)
XL 560 lift Impact hammer Performance Cam Set
V & H Competition Series 2 into 1 Exhaust, 04-12 Xl models