Installing 4-Gauge Starter Cables and a Warrior Starter

Print
User Rating: / 38
PoorBest 
Written by Randy Fox (Randysgym)   
Saturday, 15 September 2007

Changing Starters

If you will not be installing a Warrior starter, skip to the next section.

 

Yamaha Road Star starter mount

 

Remove the two, allen-head bolts from the starter mount, where the starter mounts to the engine, near the front horn.

Then use both hands to pull the starter free from the engine housing by simply wiggling, turning, and pulling the starter toward the left of the bike. It will feel tight at first, as there is an O-ring seal in the end of the starter. Once the O-ring begins to slide out of its seat, the starter will easily slip out. Be careful, though; it can release suddenly.

Set your old starter aside.

Now lubricate the O-ring on the new starter with a bit of engine oil. Then using both hands again, slide the new starter into the engine housing. Wiggle the starter as you go, to help the starter gear engage with the engine gears.

As the O-ring nears its ‘home’, it will become tight again. You can stop pushing at this point. Then insert the two mounting bolts into the starter mount, and torque them to 7.2 ft-lbs (easy does it). The starter O-ring seal will be pushed ‘home’ as you tighten the mounting bolts.

 

Yamaha Road Star chrome warrior starter

 

Note: The Warrior starter will show a slight gap between the engine housing and the starter case. This is normal, and does not affect operation of the bike or starter. In the picture above, you can see that I have a custom, irridescent, powdercoat color on my engine. I apologize for any viewing confusion this may cause (he he).

 

Yamaha Road Star and warrior compared

 

Note: The Warrior starter has a shorter arbor shaft than the stock Road Star starter. Since this shaft does not engage anything within the engine housing, the shorter arbor shaft is fine. See photo above.

 
...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... -->

 



The Road Star Clinic is a collaborative community of riders who archive and publish user contributed technical data about Yamaha Road Star motorcycles.

We also sponsor the creation and support of other community websites similar to our own. Inquiries about availability of a website for your community can be submitted to us via any "Contact Us" option on the Clinic.

Copyright 2003-2007 Road Star Clinic and its respective authors. Road Star Clinic is sponsored by the folks at MLSHomeQuest.com.