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RE: Shrieking Starter

Thanks for the comment - (plunger =  armature?).  My R's starter very
occasionally shrieks and I thought that the dirt obstructed the
dis-engagement of the starter pinion directly.  As you point out the
solenoid and armature also need attention.
Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
'96 R850R ~79k.km
'01 R1100RT ~60k.km

> I decided to go on a complete disassembly for cleaning on my '98 R11R
> (~ 140kkm at that time). That solved the problem.
> My experience is that what was going wrong was the lubrication
> of what is called the "plunger" in french (no Haynes handy to check
> the proper vocab., sorry). It seemed that the spring that brings back the
> so-called "plunger" inside the coil when you stop pressing the
> button is not
> strong enough when there is dirt accumulating between the two of them.
> 					Pascal