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Broken starter bolt.

Post #1 by BIGZILLA » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 pm

My new starter arrived. I had previously pulled the old one and bench tested it and did notice it was missing the front bolt. When I tried to install the new one I discovered why, it's snapped off inside the case. I have a feeling an ez-out is not going to do the job so it's probably going to be a drill and tap situation. Can anybody tell me the length of that bolt. And it would be very nice to know how thick the case is right there.
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Re: Broken starter bolt.

Post #2 by Track T 2411 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:26 pm

The front and rear bolts are the same length, IIRC. I can't speak to the thickness of the case...
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Re: Broken starter bolt.

Post #3 by BIGZILLA » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:20 pm

Track T 2411 wrote:The front and rear bolts are the same length, IIRC. I can't speak to the thickness of the case...


Thanks that should keep me from going too deep.
Short list of former mistresses;
1976 Yamaha DT400 Enduro
1981 Honda CM400 Hondamatic
1989 HD Heritage
1992 HD Fatboy
1955 HD Panhead
2006 Victory Hammer (the one that crippled me)
And a few homemade trikes.

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Re: Broken starter bolt.

Post #4 by bstuebing » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:48 am

I can tell you from experience that there is very little "meat" around the rear bolt. While trying to drill out a broken rear bolt the bit wandered a teeny tiny little bit and I ended up with an oil leak . It wouldn't surprise me if the front one is similar. Good luck.
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Re: Broken starter bolt.

Post #5 by BIGZILLA » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 am

bstuebing wrote:I can tell you from experience that there is very little "meat" around the rear bolt. While trying to drill out a broken rear bolt the bit wandered a teeny tiny little bit and I ended up with an oil leak . It wouldn't surprise me if the front one is similar. Good luck.


Thank you for the warning.
Short list of former mistresses;
1976 Yamaha DT400 Enduro
1981 Honda CM400 Hondamatic
1989 HD Heritage
1992 HD Fatboy
1955 HD Panhead
2006 Victory Hammer (the one that crippled me)
And a few homemade trikes.


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