Honda Quad Starter Motor Repair

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A friend of mine has a Honda quad. He told me that it’s starter motor has gave up a ghost. Naturally I had to crack it open. During dissassembly process turned out that my buddy had rolled the quad upside down a couple of times which explains the motor oil inside of starter motor. After some cleaning it was okay, except brushes which were totaled.

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Especially the another one. It looks like there has been some sparkling if I interpreter those craters right. 20160302_005-craters

My friend ordered the spare parts and a couple of days later them arrived.

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During the assembly process we cleaned the anchor’s contact pads with sandpaper and a cordless drill. Not worthwhile compare to the lathe, but with limited resourses one must do what is doable..

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Of course test drive went south. At first it started and ran fine, but during the second flight it stopped and did not started at all. No power, no nothing.  A closer inspection told me that somebody forgot to connect the ground wire to the motor. After reconnecting the quad ran fine and we back in business. Hooray!

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