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How do i rebuild a 1982 Yamaha XZ 550 Motorcycle starter

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    bazzz7071 May 11, 2010

    why are going to rebuild it? what is the actual problem?



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The easiest way is to get the rebuild kit off of ebay for like 30 bucks (ebay XZ550 starter) and then disassemble it by removing all of the 3 bolts on the body. After that most of the parts are pretty intuitive. The oil seal is the only tough bit... it needs pressed out after you take out the retainer spring. Its can be done without a press but a press makes it 100 times easier. If you don't have a press... good luck. There is a website which details it if you look around enough.

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