starter motor on a varadero xl125

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starter motor on a varadero xl125

#1 Post by cowjumper » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:22 pm

I have just got a varadero xl125 2006 I need to replace the starter motor on the bike but having issues locating it

if any one could tell me where abouts on the bike it is it would help a lot

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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#2 Post by megawatt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:17 pm

Google it?
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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#3 Post by megawatt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Find the heavy positive cable from the starter solenoid. Trace it back to the engine.?
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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#4 Post by oldgrump » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:20 pm

Hi and welcome, starter motor fitted at front of engine, remove from l/h side of engine, may have a small plastic cover over it.
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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#5 Post by cowjumper » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm

thanks found it

second part to this if it's stuck what's the best way of getting it off the bike if it's stuck as I'm not 100% on trying the heavy handed approach just yet

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#6 Post by oldgrump » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:46 pm

hi, they shouldn't really get stuck, take out the two bolts on l/h side of motor, then just wiggle it free pulling to l/h side, if you have any w/d forty, then spray close to r/h end where it goes in engine, may help O ring, to loosen up. ok
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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#7 Post by fastbob » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 am

oldgrump wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:46 pm
hi, they shouldn't really get stuck, take out the two bolts on l/h side of motor, then just wiggle it free pulling to l/h side, if you have any w/d forty, then spray close to r/h end where it goes in engine, may help O ring, to loosen up. ok
That's all sound advice but the motor is probably driving a little sprocket and chain that is presumably concealed beneath an engine side casing. This will have to be exposed for reassembly so its probably best to have a look before pulling the motor out just to get an idea where everything sits.

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Re: starter motor on a varadero xl125

#8 Post by fastbob » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:11 am

fastbob wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 am
oldgrump wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:46 pm
hi, they shouldn't really get stuck, take out the two bolts on l/h side of motor, then just wiggle it free pulling to l/h side, if you have any w/d forty, then spray close to r/h end where it goes in engine, may help O ring, to loosen up. ok
That's all sound advice but the motor is probably driving a little sprocket and chain that is presumably concealed beneath an engine side casing. This will have to be exposed for reassembly so its probably best to have a look before pulling the motor out just to get an idea where everything sits.
Right, ignore that , I've had a look at the parts drawing and it looks like its all gear driven so no loose sprockets or chains to worry about as far as I can see. So wiggle and pull like Oldgrump correctly advised.

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