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  • #22488

    Chris
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    Just bought a used fr 125 tried starting it up and got nothing. Replaced the battery checked all the wires im thinking its either the starter or the ignition coil. Any thoughts?

    #22495

    Eric Alexander
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    The starter is prone to vibration breaking the electrical leads going to the bushings.  The design IMO is poorly engineered as the lead is soldered at a right angle to the way the bushing moves and that stresses the solder connection.  Its a fairly simple fix – starter rebuild kit is cost effective and it takes about 30 minutes.  Most guys racing will carry a back-up starter.

    #22505

    Morgan Schuler
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    Great vid if you go the rebuild route: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1ftV1dMNg

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